Re: ... cosmology? KNIGHT KNAVE

2004-07-26 Thread Bruno Marchal
Hi, At 19:47 23/07/04 +0200, I wrote: Big Problem 5: Could a native tell you You will never know that I am knight ? Very Big Problem 6: Could a native tell you You will never believe that I am knight ? It was perhaps not pedagogical to say big and very big. Here John Mikes would be accurate to

Shahriar S. Afshar Quantum Rebel (2)

2004-07-26 Thread CMR
Comments (rants, peals of laughter)?: http://www.kathryncramer.com/wblog/archives/000674.html http://www.kathryncramer.com/wblog/archives/000530.html http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:AN9UxmCda50J:faculty.washington.edu/jcramer/PowerPoint/Boskone_0402.ppt++Afshar+experimenthl=en Cheers!

Re: Shahriar S. Afshar Quantum Rebel (2)

2004-07-26 Thread Hal Finney
We discussed Afshar's experiment before. Kathryn Cramer, the blogger, is John Cramer's daughter. John Cramer invented the Transactional Interpretation of QM, similar in flavor to Bohm's pilot wave theory, and his daughter is pushing Afshar's results as being best understood in the context of the

regarding QM and infinite universes

2004-07-26 Thread Danny Mayes
I posted this today on the Fabric of Reality Yahoo Group, but would like to get responses to it over here as well. First, regarding the idea of magical universes or quantum immortality for that matter, doesn't this assume a truly infinite number of universes? However, if you start with the idea

Does Omega point theory allow for an eternally self-creating universe?

2004-07-26 Thread Danny Mayes
Assuming MWI is correct, and that Tipler's Omega point theory is correct in that in at least some portion of the multiverse there will exist the physical capacity for a computer to exist with infinite computing power, even in the confines of a finite universe, does this then allow for an

RE: regarding QM and infinite universes

2004-07-26 Thread Stathis Papaioannou
You don't need an infinite number of universes, or even an infinite number of states in the one universe (if there is only one universe) to have something approaching immortality. If you limit yourself to the information theoretically containable in even something as small as a human-sized

Re: regarding QM and infinite universes

2004-07-26 Thread Danny Mayes
So far, no-one has been able to tell me what happens to the probability of bizarre quantum events occurring as t-infinity in a finite, eternally expanding universe, which incidentally seems more likely than the Tipler scenario. Stathis Papaioannou I think there are many things that never