Re: this very moment

From: Fritz Griffith <>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 06:15:46 MDT

James, I recently came up with a realization that I think is exactly what
you are saying. Basically, I realized that if we accept that everything
exists already, then why the hell do we need to bring up probability? Sure,
it seems as though we live in a universe in which laws govern the way
particles behave, but that's only because that universe is guaranteed to
exist, somewhere in the plentitude. If we simply don't assume probability
(1st person), but rather that we experience everything (3rd person only),
then everything makes sense. There are many, many, many more universes in
the plentitude that don't correspond to the laws of physics, but we
experience all of them, including the ones that do make sense. Because each
of these universes is seperate from the others (they cannot interact), there
is no way of knowing of any of the others from within each one. The result
is that we experience each and every universe, guaranteed, but each one
feels like it is the only one. So we'll see things make sense (100%
guaranteed), and we'll see things not make sense (100% guaranteed), and each
of these experiences will include the lack of knowledge of the other.

In other words, if experience was 3rd person only, and there was no such
thing as first person, we would not feel like Gods looking over everything,
but rather, things would seem exactly as they are.

In short, every thought exists, so why should I be surprised to be having
this thought? (as you would say it).

Is this what you are trying to say?

There is, of course, one problem with this theory - no one will take it
seriously. This is because it makes no predictions, and cannot be verified
experimentally or mathimatically. Basically, it isn't a valid scientific
theory, which is too bad, because I think it makes more sense than anything

>From: Higgo James <>
>To: "'Russell Standish'" <>,
>"''" <>
>Subject: this very moment
>Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 10:00:00 +0100
>Would someone please give me a reason why there needs to be anything more
>the observer than 'this very conscious moment' ?
> >
> > --

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