I would have to read about these theories, but I think that it
doesn't matter if you work with complex measures.
Saibal
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Verzonden: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 02:11
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Onderwerp: RE: Many worlds theory of
immortality
Saibal,
Does
your conclusion about conditional probability also apply to complexvalued
probabilities a la Youssef?

Ben Goertzel
Le 16avr.05, à 02:45, Saibal Mitra a
écrit :
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
suicide.
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), nor Mockingbird,
warblers or any duplicators. Quantum information behaves like
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
logic.
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
thesis.
Bruno
(*) 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 5572. D. Reidel Publishing Company, DordrechtHolland.

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