I would have to read about these theories, but I think that it
doesn't matter if you work with complex measures.
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Verzonden: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 02:11
Onderwerp: RE: Many worlds theory of
your conclusion about conditional probability also apply to complex-valued
probabilities a la Youssef?
Le 16-avr.-05, à 02:45, Saibal Mitra a
Both the suicide and copying thought experiments have
convinced me that the
notion of a conditional probability is
fundamentally flawed. It can be
defined under ''normal'' circumstances
but it will break down precisely when
considering copying or
This is a quite remarkable remark. I can
related it to the COMBINATORS thread.
In a nutshell: in the *empirical*
FOREST there are no kestrels (no eliminators at all),
warblers or any duplicators. Quantum information behaves
incompressible fluid. Universes differentiate, they never multiplies.
Deutsch is right on that point. I use Hardegree (ref in my thesis(*)) He
did show that
quantum logic can be seen as a conditional probability
We will come back on this (it's necessarily a little bit
technical). I am finishing a
technical paper on that. The COMBINATORS can
help to simplify considerably
the mathematical conjectures of my
(*) Hardegree, G. M. (1976).
The Conditional in Quantum Logic. In Suppes, P., editor, Logic and
Probability in Quantum Mechanics, volume 78 of Synthese
Library, pages 55-72. D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht-Holland./bigger>/bigger>/fontfamily>
- Many worlds theory of immortality Saibal Mitra