> -----Original Message----- > From: Jesse Mazer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > > Well, I hope you'd agree that which observer-moment I am > right now is not a > "matter of definition," but a matter of fact. My opinion is > that the global > measure on all observer-moments is not telling us something > like the "number > of physical instantiations" of each one, but rather the > probability of > *being* one particular observer-moment vs. some other one. I would be > interested to hear what you think the measure means, though, since my > version seems to require first-person facts which are separate from > third-person facts (i.e., which observer-moment *I* am).
I don't see how you can talk about the "probability of being a particular observer moment". The probability is 1 at that moment! We don't get dropped into observer moments from some metaphysical realm (like Fred Hoyle's flashlight-and-pigeonholes analogy in "October the 1st is too late") - we ARE those observer moments. It's a bit like the probability of me being born as me. The probability was 1, because otherwise I wouldn't be me! Similarly for this particular observer moment. Charles