RE: Quantum Time Travel

From: Jacques M. Mallah <>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 13:43:12 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 9 Mar 2000, Higgo James wrote:
> Gentlemen, I have a white rabbit (WR), and it is available for your
> inspection right here in Cambridge, in this very universe. This disproves
> your theory.

        I think there are other possible explanations that must be
considered. First, there's the possibility of fraud: how do we know
you're telling the truth? Second, your color perception could be
poor; maybe it's just a gray hare. Third, you could be hallucinating; lay
off the mushrooms. Fourth, a coincidence of cosmic rays could have
altered your memory storage, making you *think* it's a rabbit when it's
only a mouse. Finally, it could be a prank by alien kids who beamed down
and painted a brown rabbit.
        With so many competing possibilities, we must turn to theory to
make an educated guess: WR or not? A priori, the Bayesian probability of
a WR was very small; it remains so.

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