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From: Fritz Griffith <fritzgriffith.domain.name.hidden>

Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 10:46:39 MST

I've just come up with an interesting thought: suppose probabilities (from a

1st person perspective) are determined by the probability distribution that

results follow. For example, we can imagine that we start out with an

initial set of probabilities. These probabilities describe the laws of

physics, so that when the probabilities are followed, we see (macroscopical)

consistency. But as time passes, the chance that results did not reflect

the probability perfectly at some time increases. So, if probabilities were

determined by the distribution of their results, then at these times when

the distribution did not perfectly reflect the probability, the probability

changed to reflect this distribution. In this way, the laws of physics

could actually be evolving. Perhaps at first, all probabilities were equal,

so the norm was total chaos. But the laws of physics eventually evolved

into laws that were capable of sustaining life, and that's where we came

along. The reason we see the universe as it is today is because of the

anthropic principle.

What do you think about this idea?

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Received on Tue Dec 14 1999 - 09:49:51 PST

Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 10:46:39 MST

I've just come up with an interesting thought: suppose probabilities (from a

1st person perspective) are determined by the probability distribution that

results follow. For example, we can imagine that we start out with an

initial set of probabilities. These probabilities describe the laws of

physics, so that when the probabilities are followed, we see (macroscopical)

consistency. But as time passes, the chance that results did not reflect

the probability perfectly at some time increases. So, if probabilities were

determined by the distribution of their results, then at these times when

the distribution did not perfectly reflect the probability, the probability

changed to reflect this distribution. In this way, the laws of physics

could actually be evolving. Perhaps at first, all probabilities were equal,

so the norm was total chaos. But the laws of physics eventually evolved

into laws that were capable of sustaining life, and that's where we came

along. The reason we see the universe as it is today is because of the

anthropic principle.

What do you think about this idea?

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