Re: An All/Nothing multiverse model

From: Hal Ruhl <>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 21:48:22 -0500

Hi Jesse:

I think I respond to most earlier questions and comments below:

As to the "Laws of Logic" with respect to information [and I think I said
this earlier] the information in a kernel is indeed static. The "laws of
Logic" are just our locally grown [and apparently sequential] way of
revealing it. The question I raise is the implicit inclusion of time in
this process. Should we have the hubris to impose this somewhat questioned
concept on all other universes? In my view the states of all universes
preexist in the All [as some of the kernels] and "Physical Reality" washes
over them in some sequentially inconsistent way. Just like being in
Bruno's transporter etc. we would never notice.

My approach is designed to address the residual information problem and
provide a basis for a dynamic.

I do not agree with your "rather" based cancelation of the residual
information issue since I see it as an unnecessary complication of my own

Can a kernel of information be self inconsistent? From Bruno's last post I
think it is possible to impose this idea on the All.

My interest was to have a dynamic which did not impose any residual
information on the All. My current view is that each state of that dynamic
has to be completely independent of the current state. The way I describe
this is to say that the dynamic is inconsistent. It helps this idea if
there are kernels that are pairwise inconsistent. I think that is straight
forward enough. If there are kernels that are self inconsistent then all
the better. Why should they be selected out?

Can any of this exclude a universe that has a sequence of successive states
that follow a set of fixed rules? I think that one must insist that the
inconsistency permeate every corner of the dynamic i.e. some level of
external noise impressed on all state sequences.

As to does mathematics contain information, mathematics has the potential
to erect boundaries so by my definition it is information. It also seems
possible that there is room for what might be called bifurcated boundaries
- inconsistencies.


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