Re: Why no white talking rabbits?

From: Hal Finney <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 12:07:52 -0800

> Jesse Mazer wrote:
> > Why, out of all possible experiences compatible with my existence, do
> > I only observe the ones that don't violate the assumption that the
> > laws of physics work the same way in all places and at all times?

Eric Hawthorne replied:
> Because a universe whose space-time was subject to different physical
> laws in different regions would not have
> been able to generate you and sustain you, or more precisely I suppose
> would only be able to generate
> and sustain you with infinitesimal probability.

What about a universe whose space-time was subject to all the same
physical laws as ours in all regions - except in the vicinity of rabbits?
And in those other regions some other laws applied which allow rabbits
to behave magically?

Hal Finney
Received on Thu Jan 08 2004 - 15:48:45 PST

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