On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 01:22:22PM -0800, meekerdb wrote: > > The idea that there are infinitely many universe (or an infinitely > big one) and therefore everything must be repeated infinitely many > times is incoherent. If there's a copy of this universe, then it > *IS* this universe by Leibniz's identity of indiscernibles. > Similarly, if this universe is infinitely large it must have > infinitely many different possible states - otherwise it would start > repeating somewhere and, as I remarked above, a repeat is just the > same thing double counted. So what makes sense is to say the > universe (whether conceived as spacetime or as a Hilbert space) is > unbounded, it can always get bigger and have more states - which > seems to be supported by the expansion of the universe. > > Brent >

Or the flipside is that a universe with finite number of states must be bounded in space and time. What I wonder is the case where the universe has a countably infinite number of states? Cheers -- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Prof Russell Standish Phone 0425 253119 (mobile) Principal, High Performance Coders Visiting Professor of Mathematics hpco...@hpcoders.com.au University of New South Wales http://www.hpcoders.com.au ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@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.