Re: Natural selection (spinoff from "History-less observer moments")

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 15:17:22 +1000 (EST) wrote:
> Great Fred, I had exactly the same thought. The selection of ideas, just like
> the selection of life forms, does not have to follow Occam. Otherwise we
> would still be slime in the mud.
> Anthropic selection is yet another kind of selection.
> While natural selection (selection of the individual by the world) is 3rd
> person effect, anthropy (selection of the world by the individual) is a 1st
> person effect. They are identical except that the frame of reference is
> different.

Interesting. This is exactly what I assert in my "Evolution in the
paper. ( Any comments
on that paper would be appreciated.


Dr. Russell Standish Director
High Performance Computing Support Unit, Phone 9385 6967
UNSW SYDNEY 2052 Fax 9385 6965
Room 2075, Red Centre
Received on Thu May 18 2000 - 22:15:31 PDT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Feb 16 2018 - 13:20:07 PST