Every conscious perspective within the UD could be said to have some statistical measure in relation to other conscious perspectives. Which is to say, some experiences occur with a greater frequency than others. However, I am wondering if any useful conclusions can be made from this as Self Sampling Assumptions do.
An argument that casts doubt on SSA's is: First, whatever measure an experience has, if it exists in the UD it has probability 1 of being experienced, regardless of how frequently or infrequently it occurs in the UD. Second, if two experiences are indistinguishable what/how/why does it matter if it is experienced one time or a million? How can an experience be given more "weight" by being more common within the UD? Is it meaningful to say an experience can be experienced multiple times? A reason for believing SSA's is: If one considered an infinite set containing one instance of every distinguishable observer moment, more would contain disorded and illogical (talking white rabbit) experiences vs. what we would consider to be ordered and logical experiences. Consider just visual experiences, there are many more ways for a disordly almost random image (such as this http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Tux_secure.jpg ) to be experienced than for a meaningful image (like your computer monitor infront of you) to be experienced. As you read and contemplate this post, you find yourself experiencing a rational universe and perspective. Is your experience now a rare abberation among the set of all possible experiences or is there something to be said for SSA's? SSA's would suggest most experiences are produced in universes that are stable and ordered enough for life to evolve, and therefore making completely illogical experiences highly unlikely (but not impossible as they could occur as the initial conditions of a program in the UD). Do most on this list believe there must be some statistical reason for the order of your current observer moment? Are self sampling assumptions necessary to rule out talking white rabbit experiences? Jason --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---