Re: History-less observer moments

From: Alastair Malcolm <>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 09:44:29 +0100

----- Original Message -----
From: Higgo James <>
To: 'Alastair Malcolm' <>;
Sent: 17 May 2000 15:35
Subject: RE: History-less observer moments

> This thought -> this thought is not special -> there are many thoughts ->
> the simplest way to have many thoughts (Kolmogorov) is to have all
> No excursion into a physical world, no hypothesis on the nature of reality
> required.

I'll simply repeat the relevant part of the post that you didn't respond to
last time, and Jack couldn't find:

"It seems to me that the potential problems that I have mentioned can
be recast in 'thought only' terms. For example, you currently have a thought
corresponding to a perception of a vdu in front of you, together with
thoughts of a coherent past life - how can this orderliness be explained?
Also, how is the complexity of the thought process itself to be explained,
without invoking physics? And also to be explained would either be how the
measure of isolated thoughts could come to be higher than the equivalent
thoughts occuring as part of the conventionally accepted physical world, or
else how 'everything' could somehow *exclude* ordinary physics."

(To which I could add some other problems, but they'll do for now.)

Received on Thu May 18 2000 - 01:57:38 PDT

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