Jesse Mazer wrote:

George Levy wrote:Jesse Mazer wrote:George Levy:Bruno Marchal wrote:we are "conscious" only because we belong to a continuum ofinfinite never ending stories ......that's what the lobian machine's "guardian angel" G* saysabout that: true and strictly unbelievable.BrunoSince you agree that the number of histories is on a continuum, youmust accept that no matter how large or small a segment of thecontinuum is considered, the number of histories is the same. Hencemeasure is the same for any observer.The whole concept of "measure" is based on assigning differentprobabilities to different infinite sets--the fact that two setshave the same cardinality doesn't imply they must have the samemeasure. For example, any continuous probability distribution usedin statistics (the bell curve, for example) can be used to assign ameasure to an arbitrary finite interval (which necessarily containsan infinite number of points), the measure just being the area underthe curve over that interval.JesseJesse I agree with you from the third person perspective. You canonly take a measure of infinite sets when you have more then one set. In other words you need at least two sets so you can compare them.However in the case of first person perspective, the observer hasonly his own set. All he has is the cardinality of the set and he hasonly one set. No other set to compare it to. The cardinality is thesame for all first person observers.GeorgeBut if you have one set with an infinite number of elements, you canassign different measures to different infinite subsets of that set.And weren't you talking about an infinite "number of histories" above?Jesse

Jesse,

`the infinite number of histories refer to the continuum of histories.`

`The first person observer can only perceive through his own experiments`

`that physics in his own world, provides a infinite number of histories`

`as large as the continuum. All he knows is that his own history is`

`embedded in a continuum of histories.`

George