On Apr 14, 6:26 pm, Saibal Mitra <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Citeren nichomachus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
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> > In the description of the quantum immortality gedanken experiment, a
> > physicist rigs an automatic rifle to a geiger counter to fire into him
> > upon the detection of an atomic decay event from a bit of radioactive
> > material. If the many worlds hypothesis is true, the self-awareness of
> > the physicist will continue to find himself alive after any length of
> > time in front of his gun, since there exist parallel worlds where the
> > decay does not occur.
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> This has never been rigorously proven. I can give you some argumetns
> why the MWI does not imply Quantum Immortality.

Ok. I would like to hear them.
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> > On a microscopic scale this is analogous to the observing a reality in
> > which the second law of thermodynamics does not hold. for example,
> > since there is a non-zero probability that molecular interactions will
> > result in a decrease in entropy in a particular sealed volume under
> > observation, there exist histories in which this must be observed.
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> > This is never observed. Therefore the MWI is shown to be false.
>
> This is also not a correct conclusion (if you replace MWI by quantum
> immortality).

I agree. I don't believe the argument truly works whether we are
talking about WMI or quantum immortality. But what I am interested in
is why not. That is why I posed the argument. If it is flawed, it will
help me understand everything better if you could tell me how you
think it is flawed. First off, how is it that the MWI does not imply
quamtum immortality?
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