Re: Quantum Immortality and Information Flow

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 21:51:24 +1100

Stathis Papaioannou writes:
If on the basis of a coin toss the world splits, and in one branch I am
instantaneously killed while in the other I continue living, there are
several possible ways this might be interpreted from the 1st person

(a) Pr(I live) = Pr(I die) = 0.5

(b) Pr(I live) = 1, Pr(I die) = 0

(c) Pr(I live) = 0, Pr(I die) = 1

Even on this list, there are people who might say (a) above is the case
rather than (b) or (c).

Bruno Marchal replies:
Are you sure?

I was thinking of people who accept some ensemble theory such as MWI, but
don't believe in QTI. I must admit, I find it difficult to understand how
even a dualist might justify (a) as being correct. Would anyone care to


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