Thanks, Matt, yes it helps. It helps me see that the math becomes problematic under the interpretations.

Arbitrary constraints tint and skew what comes out. James Matt King wrote: > > Hello Stathis and James, > > In answer to the first question, does the multiverse inlude perfect > duplications of entire universes, the answer is yes with a but. Any > particular universe in it can be sliced up in any number of ways, just > as 1 = (1/n + 1/n + 1/n..... n times) for any value of n. This gives > rise to a picture of a very large number of universes differentiating > from each other as time moves forward, as opposed to the more > conventional picture of a single universe splitting as time moves > forward. Both pictures seem to be mathematically valid and mutually > compatible, IMHO. The fact that at a particular instant any given > universe has multiple possible futures means that any given universe can > be considered as a sum of however many identical copies of that universe > you like. > [snip] > > In the plenitude theories of Max Tegmark and others, the requirement > that other universes share the same laws of physics and the same big > bang is relaxed. > > Hope this helps, > > Matt. >