Re: briefly wading back into the fray

From: russell standish <>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 07:06:51 +1100

On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 10:05:14AM -0800, Jack Mallah wrote:
> --- On Fri, 2/6/09, russell standish <> wrote:
> > So sorry Jacques - you need to do better. I'm sure you can!
> Russell, I expected there might be some discussion of my latest eprint on this list. That's why I'm here now - to see if there are any clarifications I should make in it. I intend to make it better - and perhaps I'll have you guys to thank!

I'm happy to help - hopefully any criticisms I and others make will be
constructive. But it may take a few days, as work commitments intervene!

> > What I think he is trying to discuss, somewhat clumsily, in the
> > section on measure, is the ASSA notion of a unique well-defined
> > measure for all observer moments.
> The charge of 'clumsiness' is too vague for me to do anything about, so perhaps you could be more specific. As for self-sampling, I didn't want to use that term because it can create the confusion that something random is really going on. Instead I covered the Bayesian issues in my sections on the Reflection Argument and Theory Confirmation.

Fair comment. I will try to be more specific. But for now, take it as
a signpost that the discussion does not adequately explain the
concepts of "amount of consciousness", "effective probability",
the sampling measure used in anthropic arguments and the
interrelations between all of these.

A/Prof Russell Standish                  Phone 0425 253119 (mobile)
UNSW SYDNEY 2052         
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