On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 1:51 PM smitra <smi...@zonnet.nl> wrote:

> On 09-05-2022 00:42, Bruce Kellett wrote:
> >
> > Such models are certainly inconsistent with the SE. So if your concern
> > is that the SE does not contain provision for a collapse, then you
> > should doubt other theories that violate the SE. You can't have it
> > both ways: you can't reject collapse models because they violate the
> > SE and then embrace other models that also violate the SE. Either the
> > SE is universally correct, or it is not.
> >
> >> What matters is that such models can be
> >> formulated in a mathematically consistent way, which demonstrates that
> >> there is n o contradiction. The physical plausibility of such models
> >> is another issue.
> >
> > This has been discussed. To allow for real number probabilities, the
> > number of branches on each split must be infinite. The measure problem
> > for infinite numbers of branches has not been solved. It is unlikely
> > that any consistent measure over infinite numbers of branches can be
> > defined. So this idea is probably a non-starter. At least other models
> > have a reasonable chance of success.
> >
> As Brent has also pointed out, there amount of information in the
> visible universe is finite.

That does not limit the number of branches. A finite universe does not
limit the number of points in a line.

But one can also consider observers and then
> each observer has a some finite memory so there are only a finite number
> of branches the observer can distinguish between.

That does not follow.


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