On 11/11/2013 6:38 PM, LizR wrote:
Benjamin Button lived his life in reverse.
Oh, right, like the guy in Martin Amis' "Time's Arrow" (itself a rip off from "An Age"
by Brian Aldiss). Presumably according to QTI he's at the end of an infinite future
lifetime, or whatever? But since he's unphysical I guess we can say what we like about him.
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1922).
So I'll ask you the same thing I asked Quentin, what's you inference from
you, and every body you've ever heard of died before reaching age 150?
My normal inference is that everyone dies. Apparently the QTI throws doubt on this by
pointing out that we have only sampled an infinitesimal proportion of the available
branches of the multiverse, and that in another infinitesimal portion there might be
people who live forever (somehow).
But doesn't QTI imply that everybody is immortal, as Jason infers. Did you read "Divided
by Inifinity" yet?
What is your inference from the fact that everywhere you've ever travelled has been on
or near the surface of a congenial planet supplied with air, water and all the
necessities of life?
That I'm the product of evolution on this planet.
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