That depends on definitions! What counts as a history, and "when" do
we count them? In order for the number of histories to be "merely a
fantastically large and growing number", we need to be inside of time
when we count the number of histories-- otherwise it could not be
growing. Personally I would prefer to count the *eventual* number of
histories, rather than the number of histories at any given moment.
This number will be infinite, but *which* infinity? The answer gives
us some information. (I don't know if you are familiar with the
different infinities, but there *are* smaller and larger infinities.)
For example, if all universes end in finite time the number of
histories may be smaller than if there are some that go on forever.


On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:10 PM, fragamus
<> wrote:
> I would like to ask the board:
> Are ALL possible quantum histories realized in the multiverse?
> Is the number of possible histories infinite, or merely a
> fantastically large and growing number?
> I don't like infinity so I'm hoping you say no.
> >

Abram Demski
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