Dear Russell, Neat! I have been thinking of this idea in terms of a "very weak anthropic principle" and a "communication principle". Roughtly these are: "All observations by an observer are only those that do not contradict the existence of the observer" and "any communication is only that which mutually consistent with the existence of the communicators". I will read you paper again. ;-)

Kindest regards, Stephen ----- Original Message ----- From: "Russell Standish" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Stephen Paul King" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: "Russell Standish" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Eric Hawthorne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "James N Rose" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 10:53 PM Subject: Re: The universe consists of patterns of arrangement of 0's and 1's? > In my paper "Why Occam's Razor", I identify a postulate called the > "projection postulate", which in words is something like "An observer > necessarily projects out an actual from the space of possibilities" > Mathematically, this corresponds to choosing a subset from the set of > all descriptions. > > My paper shows in essence P+T+K => QM (projection postulate + time > postulate + Kolmogorov probability axioms implies quantum mechanics). > > Apparently (not that I'm any expert on these matters) Kant tried to > derive Classical dynamics by introducing this as a "necessary prior", > so its quite possible that this idea is not at all new. > > Cheers > > Stephen Paul King wrote: > > > > Dear Russell, > > > > Bingo! But can a method of definig the "subsethood" be defined? What > > distinguishes one subset from another? > > > > Kindest regards, > > > > Stephen > > > > > > -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- > A/Prof Russell Standish Director > High Performance Computing Support Unit, Phone 9385 6967, 8308 3119 (mobile) > UNSW SYDNEY 2052 Fax 9385 6965, 0425 253119 (") > Australia [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Room 2075, Red Centre http://parallel.hpc.unsw.edu.au/rks > International prefix +612, Interstate prefix 02 > -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- >