# Re: Maudlin & How many times does COMP have to be false before its false?

```On 2/13/2011 10:13 PM, Jason Resch wrote:
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On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 10:46 AM, Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com <mailto:meeke...@dslextreme.com>> wrote:
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On 2/13/2011 5:21 AM, 1Z wrote:

On Feb 12, 3:18 am, Brent Meeker<meeke...@dslextreme.com
<mailto:meeke...@dslextreme.com>>  wrote:

What do you think the chances are that any
random object in
Plato's heaven, or any random Turing machine
will support intelligent life?
1 in 10, 1 in 1000, 1 in a billion?

Zero.

Does that allow us to argue:

1) A universe selected from an uncountably infinite number of
possibilities has measure
0
2) Our universe exists so it has measure>0
3) Our universe is not selected from uncountably infinite
possibilities
4) MUH indicates any universe must be selected from uncountable
infinite possibilities (since all
of maths includes the real line, etc)
5) MUH is false.

Hmmm.  I think we argue that objects in Plato's heaven and Turing
machines are not the right kind of things to support life.

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I am very puzzled by this statement. You could help me understand by answering the following questions:
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Why couldn't there be an accurate simulation of life on a Turing machine?
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Because a Turing machine is an abstraction. If you mean a realization of a Turing machine, then I suppose there could be a simulation of life on it.
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How can entities within a universe that exists in Plato's heaven distinguish it from a universe that does not?
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I doubt that Plato's heaven exists.  So no universes would exist in it.

Brent

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Jason
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