Further to this, to say that the 2nd law is falsified, we'd have to
have circumstances where the less likely outcome ocurred more
frequently than the more often. (ie entropy decreases more often than
it increases). But this begs the question of what we mean by
likelihood of outcome, if not related to frequency of occurrence. 

In any case, QTI does not change the observed outcome of likely versus
unlikely events, it just changes the set of possible outcome on which
to apply the second law.

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 11:30:05AM +1000, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> On 15/04/2008, Michael Rosefield <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > No, it just means no-one's put enough stress on the 2nd Law yet :)
> >
> > Besides, it's not so much a law as a guideline. Well, a strong statistical
> > tendency....
> As Michael pointed out, the 2nd law is a statistical law, which says
> that a decrease in entropy is unlikely, not impossible.. QTI predicts
> that you will survive the most probable way possible. This means it is
> unlikely that you will find yourself in a world where you choose to
> attempt quantum suicide experiments in the first place, but if you do
> the least improbable way of surviving is very improbable in absolute
> terms, but not impossible.
> -- 
> Stathis Papaioannou

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