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

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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.
>
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>
> 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.
>