Re: Predictions & duplications

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 09:24:53 +1000 (EST) wrote:
> So you NEED something additional to explain the ongoing regularity.
> You need something like the Speed Prior, which greatly favors regular
> futures over others.

I take issue with this statement. In Occam's Razor I show how any
observer will expect to see regularities even with the uniform prior
(comes about because all observers have resource problems,
incidently). The speed prior is not necessary for Occam's Razor. It is
obviously consistent with it though.

The interesting thing is of course whether it is possible to
experimentally distinguish between the speed prior and the uniform
prior, and it is not at all clear to me that it is possible to
distinguish between these cases.


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Received on Wed Oct 10 2001 - 16:39:46 PDT

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