RE: History-less observer moments

From: Higgo James <>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 10:10:00 +0100

The answer is simply the anthropic principle - which should strictly be
applied to thoughts, not to people. The question, 'why is it that I am
having this exact thought?' exists. You should not be surprised that your
thought is that question.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alastair Malcolm []
> Sent: Thursday, 18 May, 2000 9:44 AM
> To: Higgo James;
> Subject: Re: History-less observer moments
> ----- 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
> thoughts.
> >
> > 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
> readily
> 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.)
> Alastair

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