On 02 Jan 2014, at 19:07, Jason Resch wrote:

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There are other reasons to prefer it [MWI] besides it's answer tothe measurement problem without magical observers, including:- Fewer assumptions

`Which is nice, because the SWE+collapse is not even consistent, as it`

`never explains why QM is false on observers.`

- Explains more (appearance of collapse, and arguably also the Bornrule (with Gleason's theorem))- Explains how quantum computers work - Fully mathematical theory (no fuzziness, or loose definitions) - No faster-than-light influences

`Which is nice, as it is covariant, and makes QM usable in cosmology,`

`as it *is* actually used today.`

- Explains universe at times before there was conscious life toobserve it- Preserves CPT symmetry, time reversibility, linearity- Is realist on things other than our observations (here is"something else" out there, besides what is in our minds)

QM without MWI is QM + ad hoc instrumentalist magic.

`You forget one nice point with MWI. It confirms computationalism`

`(which is the least magical theory of mind).`

`In fact MWI confirms COMP + NON-solipsism, as it shows the existence`

`of a first person plural: the contagion of superposition ensures that`

`the entire population of communicating observers are duplicated/`

`multiplied, and that gives the first person plural.`

`The MWI confirms also Einstein's intuition on QM: God does not play`

`with dice, and there are no spooky actions at a distance.`

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