Re: Everything is Just a Memory

From: Fritz Griffith <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 22:18:35 MST

>From: "Alastair Malcolm" <>
>To: "Fritz Griffith" <>,
>Subject: Re: Everything is Just a Memory
>Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 10:52:05 -0000
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Fritz Griffith <>
> > SSA - you can assume that you are a single sample within the entire
> > plentitude of observer moments. The reason there are physical laws is
> > because of the same laws of probability that govern MWI. BTW, I would
> > disagree that the Strodinger equation is derived due to the WAP. The
> > cannot explain the physical laws - only the constants within the laws of
> > physics. If the WAP governed probability alone, you would see chaos to
> > brink - but not quite to the point - of an inability to survive.
> > As I said, the measure problems are the same whether you use MW or my
> > observer moment theory.
>If by 'measure problem' it is meant that the WAP on its own predicts 'chaos
>to the brink' (because our measure should be highest for chaotic universes
>the WR problem), then the measure problem is potentially solvable for AUH
>(All universes hypotheses), but not for your single observer moment theory
>(without an additional assumption, as mentioned in my earlier post). The
>underlying reason for this is that any minimum information specification
>that includes our universe (say a physicist's TOE) can be considered as
>simpler than a (near) *explicit* specification of a single observer moment,
>with all the attendent complication of a mechanism that can support any
>possible human memory (not to mention thought, emotion, creativity and
>so on). Again, see my web site or Russell's Ockham paper for more details.

But as I've already mentioned before, there is not just one explicit
observer moment. You seem to assume that I take a Copenhagen-style approach
to my theory, but in reality I take a more MW approach. I believe that all
possible observer moments exist in the plentitude, and therefore the
equation that describes them could be just as simple, even the same, as
those that could describe the universe with an AUH theory. The fact that
observer moments are not linked to each other does not change anything.
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