Russell Standish wrote:

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On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 08:15:25AM -0400, Jesse Mazer wrote: > OK, is that why you're saying the ASSA and RSSA are incompatible? But my > point is that I think this incompatibility is removed if you always take > the ASSA as applying to your current observer-moment, and the RSSA as > applying to your next observer-moment. This still won't solve the incompatibility. The only way for the ASSA to apply to just the "current" OM is if there is no TIME.

`But I explained in my last post how the ASSA could also apply to an`

`arbitrary "next" observer-moment as opposed to an arbitrary "current"`

`one--if you impose the condition I mentioned about the relation between`

`conditional probability and absolute probability, which is basically`

`equivalent to the condition that each tank is taking in water from other`

`tanks at the same rate it's pumping water to other tanks, then the`

`probabilities will be unchanged. This is equivalent to the fact that if you`

`randomly sample a water molecule at time t and there is a probability p it`

`will be in a given tank, then if the outflow rate for each tank is equal to`

`the inflow rate, that means that if you randomly sample a water molecule at`

`time t+1 you will find the same probability p that it's in that tank.`

Jesse