On 12/2/2018 5:14 PM, Philip Thrift wrote:
On Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 4:25:04 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote:
On 12/2/2018 11:42 AM, Philip Thrift wrote:
On Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 8:13:48 AM UTC-6,
*Obviously, from a one-world perspective, only one history
survives for a single trial. But to even grossly approach
anything describable as "Darwinian", you have to identify
characteristics of histories which contribute positively or
negatively wrt surviving but I don't see an inkling of that.
IMO, Quantum Darwinism is at best a vacuous restatement of
the measurement problemt; that we don't know why we get what
we get. AG*
In the *sum over histories* interpretation - of the double-slit
experiment, for example - each history carries a unit complex
number - like a gene - and this gene reenforces (positively) or
interferes (negatively) with other history's genes in the sum.
But I thought you said the ontology was that only one history
"popped out of the Lottery machine"? Here you seem to contemplate
an ensemble of histories, all those ending at the given spot, as
All are real until all but one dies.
RIP: All those losing histories.
The trouble with that is the Born probability doesn't apply to
histories, it applies to results. So your theory says nothing about the
probability of the fundamental ontologies.
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