On 12/14/2012 6:07 PM, meekerdb wrote:
On 12/14/2012 2:19 PM, Stephen P. King wrote:
On 12/14/2012 4:50 PM, meekerdb wrote:
Brent Meeker appreciates John Clark's concern with pronouns. I think
it needs to put in the context of QM, which is what Bruno is
proposing to explain. Suppose Bruno is Helsinki and he steps in a
transporter and it sends him to Washington. That Bruno, Bruno_w goes
back to Helsinki, gets in the transporter again and it sends him to
Moscow. That Bruno_wm goes back to Helsinki and repeats this process
many times. Eventually Bruno_wmwwmwmmmww...mwm concludes that the
transporter seems to be random and just sends him to Washington or
Moscow at random with probability 1/2. This is hailed as a great
discovery...in Copenhagen. But in Washington (state) near the upper
reached of Puget Sound there is a dislike of random things and a
general feeling that randomness can never be a property of the
world, but only a quantification of ignorance. So there a different
view of Bruno_wmwwmwmmmww...mwm's experiment is that every time he
pushed the button two whole universes were created, separated by
more than the Hubble radius, and in one Bruno went to Bruno_w and in
the other he went to Bruno_m. And so there was no probability
involved, exactly the same thing happened every time. It only
seemed like probability and randomness. Some people thought this
was a little extravagant and asked how was energy conserved and how
could this theory be tested. But they were silenced by being told
the theory predicted exactly the same things as the probability
theory without probabilities, so it must be right.
Great post! I would like to know how the sequence
"wmwwmwmmmww...mwm " is recorded and passed along. There is a tacit
assumption of a "book keeper at infinity' here!
No, each Bruno takes his notebook with him which get transported also
and he just writes down where he arrived before heading back to Helsinki.
OK, so the notebook gets copy and pasted too?
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