So you're back to Wigner's theory that consciousness collapses the
wave-function? Which of course raises the question of whether it needs
to be a consciousness with a PhD or will an undergraduate or a
On 2/6/2018 1:04 PM, Lawrence Crowell wrote:
The only conceivable cosmological implication for intelligent life is
that it performs a cosmological version of the Wheeler Delayed Choice
Experiment. Maybe a huge ensemble, maybe infinite if the universe is
infinite, number of measurements of cosmological parameters, say in
particular the inflationary cosmological parameter, serves as a
superselection of this value in a WDCE. This would involve some
physics with respect to the relationship between Bayesian updates and
the ergodic principle that are not understood now. We humans might
just be one IGUS who makes this measurement and the mean of these
measurements in a post update WDCE sense defines the parameters of the
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