Hal, a decade ago I 'read' your text easier than now: you firmed up your 
vocabulary - gradually out of my understanding. Sorry.
You seem to accept 'observer moments' and their interaction - even postulate 
one variable needed.

How long is an OM? a million years (cosmology) or a msec? Even if it is a 
portion of the latter, it makes the existence quite discontinuous - with all 
the difficulties in it. If it is continuous, then how can we talk about 
'moments'? Should we assign an equal rate change to all existence (meaning: ONE 
selection for the OM length)? If it can be ANY, varying from the infinitely 
short to the other extreme, it would 'wash away' any sense of the meaning of an 
Observer MOMENT concept. 
I think the OM is the figment of us, human observers, who want to use an 
'understandable' model. [Like: numbers (in the human logic sense).] 

Then, in view of the resulting 'unfathomable', we 'complicate' these models - 
originally created FOR comprehension - into incomprehensibility. [The way as 
e.g. to bridge Bohm's Explicate to the Implicate (by Nic de  Cusa's 2nd 
principle, left out by Bohm: the "Complicate" - what I like to assign as 
That 'one' variable property you mention as needed for state- interaction is 
IMO not necessarily  o n e  within our (present) comprehension. 
I like your 'abhorring' a selection: we could select only from within 
boundaries of our *present* epistemic cognitive inventory. (Or: from a much 
narrower one dating back 2500+ years or any time in between).

John Mikes

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Hal Ruhl 
  To: everything-list@googlegroups.com 
  Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 11:02 PM
  Subject: RE: ASSA and Many-Worlds

  One thing that I do not agree with is what seems to me to be a common 
  holding regarding observer moments [by this I mean discrete states of 
  universes [which are a sub set of possible "objects"]] is that they 
  are each so far assumed to have a set of properties that are to some 
  extent the same as other observer moments and to some extent 
  different from all other observer moments [to distinguish individual 
  moments] but nevertheless the properties of an individual observer 
  moment are fixed for that observer moment.

  This to me is not logical since it is a selection and why that 
  selection?  Why not have some blend of variable properties and fixed 
  properties as a possibility?  This seems more in accord with a zero 
  information ensemble.

  Further, if it is also held that observer moments can not interact - 
  that is also a selection.

  I have proposed in other posts that there should be at least one 
  variable property through which universe states can interact.  The 
  idea is that all possible universe states have a uniform existence 
  property, but also can have an addition property that is a variable 
  that one could call hyper existence through which they can 
  interact.  They interact by mutually altering each others hyper 
  existence property.  This variable property should not have just a 
  binary set of values as a possibility but should also have many 
  discrete levels as a possibility - again to avoid selection.  In 
  other words a universe state could experience a non square pulse of 
  hyper existence which could span many of the "this particular state" 
  to other state interactions.  This would be like a "wave" of hyper 
  existence propagating through some succession of universe 
  states.  Non binary, non square pulses of propagating hyper existence 
  could be a basis for what is called "consciousness" - a "flow" of 
  modulated awareness.

  Given a random component to the underlying dynamic [which I have also 
  discussed ] some such wave propagations with non binary, non square 
  pulses of hyper existence would be through infinite strings of 
  successive states that would all be "life" - and even beyond that - 
  "SAS" friendly.

  Hal Ruhl



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