errata. damn spell checker... From: Stephen Paul King Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 12:19 AM To: everything-list@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: Against the Doomsday hypothesis Hi Brent,

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No, the Newtonian case would be such that the logical non-contradiction requirement would be trivial as the number of physical alternatives that could occur next per state is one, this generates a one to one to one to one to one ... type of sequencing. There is no “choice” in the Newtonian case. On the other hand, in QM we have a clear example of irreducible and non-trivial alternatives that could occur next per state. IN QM, observables are defined in terms of complex valued amplitudes which do not have a well ordering as Real numbered valuations do. Because of this fact we cannot assume that OMs exist with an a priori well ordering. Time exists because everything cannot occur all at once. My argument is that the traditional notion of a measure does not apply because we cannot assume the simultaneous co-relatability of OMs, thus the DA is an artifact of misapplied statistics. Onward! Stephen From: meekerdb Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2011 11:58 PM To: everything-list@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: Against the Doomsday hypothesis On 5/8/2011 7:53 PM, Stephen Paul King wrote: I think that the ‘Surprise 20 Questions’ idea that John Wheeler considered in his famous ‘It from Bit’ paper might be more appropriate. Any OM that is a possible continuance of another OM must not contain information that is inconsistent with any previous OM in its sequence, up to some constant that relates to the upper bound on the resolving power of a typical measurement. We additionally need to consider that possible interactions between physical systems would also constrain the information in the OMs such that no OM in a sequence could contain information that contradicts that of another that is related to some separate but co-existing system. Instead of thinking of the content of OMs in terms of some statistical measure, I think that it might be a better idea to consider exactly how OM are sequenced together such that the White Rabbit problem is minimized. This method is what Pratt uses in his residuation idea in his process dualism solution to the concurrency problem, where each state/event transition occurs so long as both physical conservation laws and logical non-contradiction laws are upheld. It seems to me that this bypasses the measure problem completely.” It might bypass the measure problem if the world were Newtonian, i.e. deterministic. But QM tells us that it isn't. Brent -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.