Wei Dai:
> I'm not sure what questionnaire Zen_Ved is referring to, but maybe it's this
> paragraph from the mailing list invitation:
> Because this mailing list attracts people from many different academic
> fields, and many posts have high technical content, it is suggested that
> after joining, you post a message to the mailing list with the subject
> "JOINING post". In this post, please give a brief biography of yourself and
> tell us your intellectual backgrounds. What fields are you familiar with,
> what relevant books/papers have you read, etc.? This way, if you don't
> understand someone's post, you can look up his JOINING post in the archive
> and figure out what background he is assuming.
> I copied this idea from the SL4 mailing list, I think.
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "John Mikes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 8:49 AM
As to "questionnaire Zen_Ved ", see

Wei Dai's "everything'' mailing list
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998:
You are invited to join a mailing list for discussion of the idea that
all possible universes exist. Some possible topics of discussion might
- What is the set of all possible universes?
- What is a reasonable prior/posterior distribution for the universe
that I am in?
- Why do we believe that both the past and the future are not
completely random, but the future is more random than the past?
- Before observing anything about the universe, should we expect it to
have (infinitely?) many observers?
- How can we/should we predict the future and postdict the past?

Sorry, cheers.

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