On 12 Feb 2009, at 14:30, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:

> 2009/2/12 Johnathan Corgan <jcor...@aeinet.com>:
>> It is an open question (to me at least) whether there are any  
>> observer
>> moments without successors, i.e., where the amplitude of the SW  
>> goes to
>> zero.  If it does not, then this implies that the always branching  
>> tree
>> of observer moments has no leaf nodes--rather, it becomes an ever  
>> finer
>> filigree of lines, but any particular point will always have a
>> downstream set of forks.  This is the essence of the no cul-de-sac
>> conjecture, and the crux of the quantum theory of immortality.
> Does MWI suggest that everything that can occur does occur? The
> following article suggests not:
> http://scienceblogs.com/pontiff/2008/11/everything_and_nothing.php

OK. Even in MWI, proving that 0 = 1 remains plausibly impossible.
Of course believing that someone did proved that 0 = 1 remains quite  

> I guess it is still possible that the no cul-de-sac conjecture is
> correct even though some ways of avoiding death are impossible.

Just try avoid death by squaring a circle :)



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