Re: Doomsday-like argument in cosmology

From: Wei Dai <>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 14:46:53 -0700

On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 11:28:28PM +0200, Saibal Mitra wrote:
> I think that the difference is that invoking the SIA does not affect the
> conclusion of the paper.

Why do you say that? I think SIA affects the conclusion of the paper the
same way it affects the Doomsday argument.

It's kind of funny that the authors of this paper is playing the role of
the presumptuous philosopher (in the thought experiment I just discussed
in a previous post), except they're physicists, and they're making the
opposite argument (in favor of the hypothesis that implies fewer observers
rather than the one that implies more observers).
Received on Thu Aug 15 2002 - 14:51:25 PDT

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