With ASSA/RSSA there is the assumption that there is a sampling, that of all observers (or observer moments) one is selected and experienced. Consider momentarily, that no sampling was taking place? Is this view consistent and valid?
Note that by "no sampling" I mean no discrimination. Instead of one oberserver or observer-moment being chosen, all are chosen and all are experienced. In this regard the pronoun "you" becomes meaningless, it could be said that all perspectives are experienced by a single mind. When a person is born an observer is not created, rather the universe gains a new perspective upon itself. The same is true in all the paradoxes of duplication/copying of observers. Instead of there being a 50% chance of experiencing Washington or Moscow there is a 100% chance the universe perceives both viewpoints. I do not believe there would be any noticeable difference if this single mind experienced each observer-moment serially, simultanesouly, or each for eternally. Although I think it is simpler to say every observer-moment is being experienced eternally, as each brain state exists eternally in platonia. If this view happens to be consistent, then by Occam's razor it should be perferred over ASSA or RSSA since it does not require there be any sampling. After I developed this idea, I found that it was almost identical to ideas held by Erwin Schrödinger, who said: "There is obviously only one alternative, namely the unification of minds or consciousness. Their multiplicity is only apparent, in truth there is only one mind." and "[...] the plurality of sensitive beings is mere appearance (maya); in reality they are all only aspects of the one being." * Quotes obtained from http://www.cts.cuni.cz/~havel/work/schroe94.html --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---