Hi, I think this paper might be fodder for a nice discussion!

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http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.5295 About the Infinite Repetition of Histories in Space

`Francisco JosÃ© Soler Gil`

`<http://arxiv.org/find/physics/1/au:+Gil_F/0/1/0/all/0/1>,Manuel`

`Alfonseca <http://arxiv.org/find/physics/1/au:+Alfonseca_M/0/1/0/all/0/1>`

`(Submitted on 22 Jan 2013 (v1 <http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.5295v1>), last`

`revised 23 Jan 2013 (this version, v2))`

This paper analyzes two different proposals, one by Ellis and Brundrit, based on classical relativistic cosmology, the other by Garriga and Vilenkin, based on the DH interpretation of quantum mechanics, both of which conclude that, in an infinite universe, planets and living beings must be repeated an infinite number of times. We point to some possible shortcomings in the arguments of these authors. We conclude that the idea of an infinite repetition of histories in space cannot be considered strictly speaking a consequence of current physics and cosmology. Such ideas should be seen rather as examples of {\guillemotleft}ironic science{\guillemotright} in the terminology of John Horgan. -- Onward! Stephen -- 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. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.