On 3/7/07, Tom Caylor <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Why wouldn't the *whole* of such a Plenitude be truly superfluous to
> any reality?  According to Bruno's recursion theory argument, most of
> the stuff in the Plenitude is useless junk.  *Someone* (somebody
> bigger that you or I ;) has to decide what is the good stuff.  The
> good stuff IN *all* of the Plenitude, not just part of it.  This is
> what I mean by being in charge of it.

The good stuff knows that it's good stuff,  just as you will still know that
you're you if you're kidnapped in your sleep and taken to a distant place
full of things that aren't you. This is the defining feature of a conscious
entity. (This is repeating Russell's answer, but it's perhaps the single
most important idea of this list: everything + anthropic principle =
observed reality).

Stathis Papaioannou

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