Russell Standish wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 07:56:33PM -0700, Brent Meeker wrote:
>> Russell Standish wrote:
>>> On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 06:10:52PM -0700, Brent Meeker wrote:
>>>> What if my parents are named Riley and Mae and my birthdate is 1939, but I 
>>>> remember being Jesus?
>>>>
>>>> Brent Meeker
>>>>
>>> Sounds to me like you would be suffering delusions then, but I'm no
>>> psychoanalyst. 
>>>
>> So a memory doesn't pick out a particular branch of the universe in which 
>> the memory is veridical; it just picks out a branch in which it occurred. 
>> So your brain doesn't have to record more memories as you grow older, 
>> because it doesn't maintain a veridical record.
>>
>> Brent Meeker
>>
> 
> The latter statement is evidently true, as is evidenced by senile
> dementia. However, observer moments can only be defined by the
> contents of memory. 

Do the contents of memory consist of what is presently being remembered in 
an OM, or does it refer to what might be remembered at some other time, or 
to the set of all things remember in all OMs?

Brent Meeker

>To resolve this, one must suppose that branches
> merge as memories are lost - ie quantum erasure. This only makes sense
> in the quantum state = OM interpretation - in physicalist interpretations of
> Multiverse branches as somehow being "out there", David Deutsch-style,
> this will not make sense at all.
> 
> Cheers
> 


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