Johnathan Corgan wrote: > It does seem to me the theory hinges on whether cul-de-sac's exist or > not, hence my earlier questioning. I've already accepted the essential > underlying MWI explanation.
Yes, the question of cul-de-sacs is indeed interesting. However, it seems to me that they need only exist in a relative sense for it still to be worthwhile to make a 'bet' (in the spirit of 'yes doctor') - hence my point about avoiding 'insane' risks - perhaps like nuclear blasts (incidentally this is strongly reminiscent of the 'infinite improbability drive' for Douglas Adams fans). So long as there seemed to be some plausible (even if very small) number of 'escape routes' then it might be worth a punt. Your speculation re extremely small measure is interesting in this context. Personally, I would expect some sort of consciousness to survive in a non-zero branch, but in what company? David > David Nyman wrote: > > > Is this in fact your expectation? And do you so plan? Forgive me if > > this seems overly personal, but I'm fascinated to discover if anyone > > actually acts on these beliefs. > > It's not overly personal; I brought it up in fact. > > But personally, no, I don't act on these beliefs because they are not > mine. That is, I've not established to my satisfaction that QTI is > correct. However, I do have an intense interest and must admit I "want" > it to be true. Alas, I may only find out when I look around and wonder > why I'm the only 150 year old person :-) > > It does seem to me the theory hinges on whether cul-de-sac's exist or > not, hence my earlier questioning. I've already accepted the essential > underlying MWI explanation. > > -Johnathan --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---