On 11/7/2012 1:05 AM, Jason Resch wrote:
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 9:07 AM, John Clark<johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 5:19 PM, Jason Resch<jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
If you are the experimenter what can physics tell you about the particle's half
life? It is not implied by the laws of physics because there are many laws of
physics. Until the experiment is performed, even the laws of physics are not
in stone. This is a main point of Bruno's result: physics is not at the bottom
of the explanatory ladder, the laws of physics depend on the distribution of
observers similar to your current state of mind throughout its infinite
manifestations in reality.
Physics is at the bottom of all non-mathematical things that have an
explanation, but we now know that some things have no explanation. We now know
that some things are random.
Here you accept there is inherent randomness.
Where do you think this randomness comes from?
Do you think it is an objective feature of reality or only an illusion
On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:45 PM, John Clark<johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 Bruno Marchal<marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
I don't see this at all. After the duplication all the John Clark realise that
they are in only one city, and that they were unable to predict which one. So
both of them understand that this peculiar experience was not predicable.
Wrong! John Clark correctly predicted that the Moscow man would see Moscow and
the Washington man would see Moscow. John Clark doesn't understand what more
should be expected of a prediction;
If you have ever played a game like poker, you would see predictions
all the time of the form: there is X% chance you experience winning
the the pot and (1-X)% chance you experience losing or sharing the
pot. You won't play the game very well if you operate under the
theory that there is a 100% chance that you will experience winning,
losing, and sharing the pot (as some of your duplicates in the
multiverse inevitably do).
But it's hard to see what 1/pi of a duplicate would be.
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