Re: wheeler walked away from MWI

From: Hal Finney <>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 14:25:34 -0700

VZ Nuri writes:
> hi all. I just read an amazing factoid in john gribbins
> "search for". it says that wheeler, in spite
> of his initial enthusiasm for MWI & promoting it, and being
> the advisor to everett, eventually abandoned
> it, feeling it "carried too much metaphysical baggage"
> or something like that. I was not aware of that. is
> everyone else? I wonder if there are other refs on the
> subject. I will quote the gribbin section if ppl are interested.

Yes, I'd heard this. I wrote last June about my perceptions of Wheeler's
shifts of positions at
My speculation was that he didn't like being known as just a supporter
of someone else's theory, that he wanted to come up with his own idea.
However in the recent Scientific American article co-authored with Max
Tegmark, they seemed to endorse the MWI pretty strongly.

Hal Finney
Received on Thu Sep 26 2002 - 17:26:13 PDT

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