On Jan 5, 6:59 pm, Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> Nick Prince wrote:
> > Is this because you think of your stream of consciousness as somehow
> > like a reel of film?  All the individual pictures could be cut from
> > the reel and laid out any which way but the implicit order is always
> > there.  I can understand this because all the spatio temporal
> > relationships for the actors in the film remain "normal" i.e obey the
> > laws of physics.  
> But there's the rub.  Why the laws of physics?  That's what somehow
> needs to be explained.  Is there something about the UD that necessarily
> generates law like sequences of states with high probability?  Doesn't
> it generate just those laws we seem to find - that would be a great
> discovery.  Or does it generate all possible non-self-contradictory
> multiverses - in which case nothing has been explained.
> > Deutsch argues similarly in the Fabric of reality.
> > In my work I often come across the idea of a foliation of
> > hypersurfaces which is really a set of 3D pictures "stuck together and
> > stacked in the direction of the time coordinate of the world at a
> > given instant of time.  
> But that's starting with the physics given, so the hypersurfaces and
> their relation is already defined.
> Brent
> > In MW interpretation though I guess that the
> > stacking is less certain as in the block universe idea but that's
> > another issue.  Is this analogy similar to how you feel  the "obvious"
> > experience of time being normal?
> > Best
> > Nick- Hide quoted text -
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