Hi Bruno,

    Could you elaborate more on your statement? One reason that the world is 
not thought to be Newtonian is that in a Newtonian universe our atoms would not 
be stable. Max Planck was driven to postulate his constant because Newtonian 
physics predicts an ultraviolet catastrophe for the electromagnetic radiation 
emitted by a hot object.



From: Bruno Marchal 
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 4:11 AM
To: everything-list@googlegroups.com 
Subject: Re: Against the Doomsday hypothesis

On 09 May 2011, at 05:58, meekerdb wrote:

  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.

The measure problem might be bypassed if the the world were Newtonian, and if 
we were infinite non Turing emulable entities. Comp prevents this, and QM 
confirms this. 



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