RE: many worlds theory of immortality

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 17:02:10 +1000

Jonathan Colvin writes:

>While I'm a supporter of Tegmark's Ultimate Ensemble, I think it is by no
>means clear that just because everything that can happen does happen, there
>will necessarily be a world where everyone becomes omniscient, or lives for
>ever, or spends their entire life dressed in a pink rabbit outfit.
>"Everything that can happen does happen" is not synonymous with "everything
>we can imagine happening does happen". Worlds where we live forever or
>become omniscient or are born dressed in a pink rabbit suit may not be
>*logically possible* worlds. Just as there is no world in the multiverse
>where 2+2=5, there may be no worlds in the multiverse where I live forever
>or spend my entire life dressed in a pink rabbit suit.
>Jonathan Colvin
I don't see this at all. It is not logically possible that there is a world
where 2+2=5 (although there are lots of worlds where everyone shares the
delusion that 2+2=5, and for that matter worlds where everyone shares the
delusion that 2+2=4 while in actual fact 2+2 does equal 5), but how is it
logically impossible that you live your whole life in a pink rabbit suit? If
anything, I would rate such worlds as at least on a par with the ones where
pigs fly, and certainly more common than the ones where Hell freezes over.

--Stathis Papaioannou

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