`I've not posted to this group previously, but I can't resist this one ;^)`

`Hal Finney wrote:`

Matt King writes:

I should point out that there does remain a vanishingly small possibility that we could be in one of the extremely 'magical' universes where both macroscopic and microscopic laws of physics are skewed in a mutually consistent way, however given the tiny probability of this being the case I think it is quite safe to ignore it.

That seems rather extreme, because the probablity that we are in a

"regular" "magical" universe is already vanishingly small and we would

truly be safe in ignoring it. Even the probability of observing a single

large scale violation of the laws of probability is vanishingly small.

("Magical" universes suffer from repeated large-scale

According to *our* laws of probability, that is.

According to *our* laws of probability, that is.

`But how can you make recourse to our laws of probability if there are infinitely many universes which have different laws?`

`Isn't Frederico's original proposition based on assuming infinite variability and duplication of probability theory amongst all level 1 universes?`

`So I would think that taking the assumption onboard means you cannot argue we are 'probably' in one of the more common universes... since 'probably' changes from universe to universe.`

`Correct me if I'm wrong!`

`Jules`