WAP does not forbid anything, except things which would not allow us to exist. The Price paragraph you quote is absurd out of context.
> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: 14 January 1999 17:51 > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: we can only exist in a world which is large enough to > evolve us > > Higgo, James, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, writes: > > There are no 'backwards in time regions' - the entire universe is as > much > > backward in time as it is forward in time. You really need to read Huw > > Price. And Deutsch, to understand that what we perceive as the flow of > > time is just one of many relationships between different universes. > > I have read Deutsch, and I will look at Huw Price's book. However I must > say after reading his web page at > http://plato.stanford.edu/price/TAAP.html > that I was not happy to read: > > : But if we are to avoid the double standard fallacy, we need to consider > : time symmetrically, and take seriously the possibility that the arrow > : of time may reverse when the universe recollapses into a "big crunch." > > When I know that someone is leading up to an absurd conclusion like > this one, it is hard for me to read him with an open mind. > > I still don't see how the Anthropic Principle forbids universes with a > mixture of forwards- and backwards-time regions. As long as we evolve in > a forwards-time area we should be protected from backwards-time effects. > But once we look out into new regions we should expect to see some where > time is running backwards, if all that prevented it was the AP. > > Hal