Draft Philosophy Paper

From: Alastair Malcolm <amalcolm.domain.name.hidden>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 16:10:20 -0000

I have pasted below the abstract of a draft philosophy paper I have just
completed, which may be of interest. The paper is at

Comments/corrections welcome.


Plausibility of the Existence of all Possible States

The argument for the existence of all possible worlds has in the past been
deemed problematical due to the failure of induction it implies. In this
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I see no reason why any difficulty along this line arises in the first place.

In my model all evolving universes have rules of state succession that
allow some degree of true noise entering the universe at each transition.

In this venue there would be an infinite number of universes that have
rules with low randomness in large and medium [many many bits] "events",
substantial randomness in moderately small [moderate number of bits]
"events", and a sharp roll off in the number of the very smallest [one bit]

This seems a decent description of universes like ours and there would be
an infinite number of them. The same number as for any style of universe.

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