Re: Draft Philosophy Paper

From: H J Ruhl <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 19:08:41 -0800

Dear Alastair:

I think you still miss the thrust of my comment.

As directly as I can say it:

The Everything is the ensemble of all counterfactuals.
The counterfactuals cancel out resulting in no information in the Everything.
The Everything and the Nothing are cancelling counterfactuals and thus are
in the ensemble.
The Everything is a member of itself.


The Everything contains infinitely many [uncountably so] nested copies of
itself. Thus it contains an uncountable number of logical venues [its
nested selves].


All types of universes are present an uncountably infinite number of times
in any of the nested Everythings.

That is there is no preponderance [an extrinsic property of a universe]
information in keeping with a definition of an Everything as information free.

This seems to comply with NAP since the logical reason for the above is to
maintain the zero information mantra.

Either there is a reason why we are in this kind of universe beyond pure
chance or there is not. If there is then where did that information come
from if there is no information in the ensemble?


At 2/20/02, you wrote:
>The condition given at the start of the appendix is of one copy per
>(logically possible) unit combination. Section 2 of the paper deals with
>the various possible cases of copies.
Received on Wed Feb 20 2002 - 16:16:01 PST

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