RE: Bio of Hugh Everett, III is posted

From: David Barrett-Lennard <>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 09:42:37 +0800

Hi Bruno,

How successful would you say has been the idea to derive QM from number

What proportion of physicists are aware of this idea?

How does it relate to the Russell Standish derivation of QM?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruno Marchal []
> Sent: Tuesday, 23 December 2003 7:28 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Bio of Hugh Everett, III is posted
> Indeed. Another illuminating passage is that Everett *did*
> compare the observer with an "amoeba with a good
> memory", and thus did relate the QM subjective indeterminacy
> with the comp first person indeterminacy, ... and then Wheeler
> asked him to suppress that passage!!!
> That makes it still a bigger mystery for me that Everett did not
> see the simpler "comp immortality", and the necessity to derive
> QM from number theory ..., and this despite Everett's interest in
> computer science, as the paper also illustrates well.
> Bruno
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