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 - > > - Show quoted text -
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