You have jsut asked: "There would be more unfamiliar environments, so why
don't I find myself in an unfamiliar environment?" Err... because you're
used to it.
In fact, we are less likely to find ourselves in regions where raindrops are
like elephants because they would be less conducive to life. I don't deny
there are 'laws', just that the laws are an objective feature of reality. If
we take our visible world, but add the very many laws needed to shape
raindrops like elephants, thise same laws would probably preclude the
evolution of a useful circulatory system.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wei Dai [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 11:08 PM
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> Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: Fwd: Why physical laws
> On Tue, Jun 08, 1999 at 01:54:03AM -0400, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > To answer your question, I could say that, in my opinion, the real
> essence of
> > the world is disorder. The world is becoming undone every Planck time
> and is
> > also reconstituted every Planck Time, as James Higgo recently stated.
> > brings order to chaos is the fact that we can ONLY observe the portion
> > this many world which supports our existence, and this is precisely the
> > portion where "per force" the physical laws exist for if they didn't we
> > not be around to observe the world.
> Higgo and Levy, Do this thought experiment: consider a region of the
> meta-universe that is exactly identical to ours, but where all of the
> raindrops are shaped like elephants. If all regions are ruled by disorder,
> then there must be many more regions where these kind of wierd things
> happen then regions where they don't. Why are we not in such a region? Why
> do we never observe apparent violations of physical law that do not
> threaten our existence? It must be that most regions do follow
> physical laws.