RE: Natural selection (spinoff from "History-less observer moment s")

From: Higgo James <>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 09:54:29 +0100

This is Dawkins' memes theory

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred Chen []
> Sent: Thursday, 18 May, 2000 9:36 AM
> To:
> Subject: Natural selection (spinoff from "History-less observer
> moments")
> Actually, James, I read something wild into your sentence, interpreting
> "competition" as the
> selection mechanism. That does strike me as more promising than Occam's
> razor. I am interested
> in pursuing this line of thought as a means of selecting not only ideas
> perceived to be correct,
> but also universes.
> Anthropic compatibility has traditionally been the criterion to select
> observed universes. It
> does not appear feasible to apply this analogously to ideas, though. But
> perhaps white rabbits
> are naturally disfavored in this scheme?
> Higgo James wrote:
> > It seems to me that a good way of selecting one idea over is [sic]
> competition is
> > Occam's razor
> >

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