> If all of the balls had been numbered unambiguously from 1 through
> 1,000,010, the statistical effect produced by Bostrom's ambiguous ball
> 7 would vanish.

Agreed. Also consider another version: do not name the balls in the 
first urn 1 to 10, but with uniform random numbers of the interval 

Then, if you would draw the ball "517012" you would not know from which 
urn it was either.

It is definitely a "labeling" artefact.


Günther Greindl
Department of Philosophy of Science
University of Vienna

Blog: http://dao.complexitystudies.org/
Site: http://www.complexitystudies.org

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