Perhaps we must worship Everett. Maybe he is with Einstein in a
superdimensional throne of quarks. Aleluya.
2013/1/10 John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com>
> Perhaps the Quantum Suicide experiment has already been performed and on a
> global scale. After Hugh Everett developed the many Worlds interpretation
> in his doctoral dissertation he was disappointed at the poor reception it
> received and never published anything on quantum mechanics again for the
> rest of his life; instead he became a Dr. Strangelove type character making
> computer nuclear war games and doing grim operational research for the
> pentagon about armageddon.
> Despite his knowledge of the horrors of a nuclear war Everett, like most
> of his fellow cold warrior colleagues in the 50's and 60's, thought the
> probability of Thermonuclear war happening was very high and he thought it
> would probably happen very soon. Although there is no record of it I wonder
> if Everett used anthropic reasoning and privately deduced that the fact
> that we live in a world where such a very likely war has not in fact
> happened was more confirmation that his Many Worlds idea was right. And I
> must say that it is odd, if you told me right after Nagasaki that in 68
> years nuclear weapons would not be used again in anger I would have said
> you were nuts. Perhaps we are in a bizarrely rare offshoot universe where
> World War 3 never happened.
> John K Clark
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