From the questionnaire:

 >Why do we believe that both the past and the future are not
 >completely random, but the future is more random than the past?

I didn't know we believed that *grin*.


Cheers,
Günther


Zen_Ved wrote:
> 
> 
> 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
> 
> http://www.weidai.com/everything.html
> 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
> include:
> - 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.
> 
> > 
> 

-- 
Günther Greindl
Department of Philosophy of Science
University of Vienna
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http://www.univie.ac.at/Wissenschaftstheorie/

Blog: http://dao.complexitystudies.org/
Site: http://www.complexitystudies.org/

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http://www.complexitystudies.org/ph.d.-thesis.html


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