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From: James N Rose <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 09:27:25 -0800
>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.
>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.
>> 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,