From: Hal Ruhl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: An All/Nothing multiverse model Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 22:41:45 -0500

Maybe this will help:

The All contains all possible output states of all Turing machines [among all manner of other info such as states of really messy universes] simultaneously. These states are given "Physical reality" by evolving Somethings in random order over and over. Some such sequences can arbitrarily closely approach or even exactly match those that would be output by a Turing machine for long runs of states [but not infinite runs of states due to the random input factor - no selection allowed]. All other sequences of all kinds of states also take place.

Hal

OK, that is helpful in making your ideas a little more concrete. But in this case, what would it mean for two possible states to be "inconsistent" with one another? Can you give an example of two Turing machine states that are inconsistent?

OK, that is helpful in making your ideas a little more concrete. But in this case, what would it mean for two possible states to be "inconsistent" with one another? Can you give an example of two Turing machine states that are inconsistent?

`Also, when you talk about Turing machine states, are you talking about different possible strings of numbers on the tape that will be seen *after* a given Turing machine's computation has halted, or are you talking about the state of a Turing machine during a single step in its computation, like "the tape reads 100011010, the Turing machine's read/write head is on the second zero, and the machine is in internal state #14"?`

Jesse