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From: "Russell Standish" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 11:58 PM
Subject: Re: Malcom/Standish white rabbit solution

>> >> A final brief point in an attempt to help clarify matters. The failure
>> >> of
>> >> induction problem is about the next OM's, fine, but the applicability
>> >> of
>> >> the
>> >> minimal specification of a universe (bit string, axiom set, whatever,
>> >> and
>> >> akin to a TOE if such exists) *itself* ensures that there is no
>> >> failure
>> >> of
>> >> induction (in general) - there is nothing special about now, or the
>> >> next
>> >> few
>> >> OM's.
>> >>
>> >
>> > This only works in deterministic universes. I don't think we live in
>> > one.
>>
>> That implies you reject mwi (successful induction for me, and the minimal
>> specification, would include allowing for qm probabilities, which is
>> deterministically in mwi terms; limited *subjective* indeterminism, as I
>> understand it at least, is not excluded by the above) - but I really
>> *must*
>> shut up and look at your book.
>>
>
> No - by universe, I mean a classical branch of the multiverse. The
> multiverse is, as you say, deterministic.

I think I should just try to clarify here - the minimum specification idea
as applied to a multiverse (what my term 'universe' was intended to include)
would in some cases lead to apparent indeterminism at the level of
branches - the mwi scenario. I don't see a problem there.

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