On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Bruno Marchal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>  Are you saying that the second law is verified in each of all
>  "branches" of the (quantum) multiverse?

I'm not saying that.

> I would say the second law is
>  statistical, and is verified in most branches. In the MWI applied to
>  quantum field it seems to me that there can be branches with an
>  arbitrarily high number of photon creation without annihilation, and
>  this for each period of time.

Yes, I would tend to agree with that, although I can't say I'm 100%
convinced. Anyway I'm a relative newcomer to this list so I don't feel
I have an informed opinion yet. Need to catch up with all the
arguments. Also have a thesis to finish, which tends to get in the way
:)

I'm just arguing that the experiment with the rifle and the geiger
counter does not imply any second law anomaly. Yes, you are "forcing"
your consciousness to "move" to states where the atom never decays,
but if you consider the larger system, entropy is increasing as normal
because of the preparation and maintenance of the apparatus needed for
the experiment.

Do you think this makes sense?

Telmo Menezes.

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