On 12 November 2013 14:16, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  On 11/11/2013 4:39 PM, LizR wrote:
> Actually, if you were Billy Pilgrim, you would know immediately you fell
> into the chronosyncinastic infundibulum (sp?) whether you were quantum
> immortal or not, because the chances would be infinitesimal of ending up in
> the first N years of your life, where N is *any* finite value. In fact
> Vonnegut got that wrong (in a way) because he said there were both
> pre-birth and post-death existences and if these lasted indefinitely, there
> would hardly be any chance that Billy would see one second of his life on
> Earth (or Tralfamadore (sp?)) ever again. Yet in the novel he was there
> almost all the (subjective) time, a bit like Dr Who always turning up on
> 20th century Earth despite having an entire universe and infinite time to
> wander in.
> Do I have an infinite lifetime in which to ask, "Why am I not older than
> 75?"

I don't know. Presumably you wouldn't ask yourself that once you were over
75. But the point is, you have to be less than 75 until you reach the age
of 75.

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