Re: What are the consequences of UD+ASSA?

2007-10-28 Thread Rolf Nelson
On Oct 25, 7:59 am, Wei Dai [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I don't care about (1) and (3) because those universes are too arbitrary or random, and I can defend that by pointing to their high algorithmic complexities. In (3) the universe doesn't have a high aIgorithmic complexity. Any theory that

Re: What are the consequences of UD+ASSA?

2007-10-28 Thread Rolf Nelson
About your comment We don't see a total ordering of points in spacetime, so UDASSA probably doesn't run on a typical Turing Machine. I don't follow your reasoning here as to why UD+ASSA+typical TM implies that we should see a total ordering of points in spacetime. Isn't it possible that such

Re: What are the consequences of UD+ASSA?

2007-10-28 Thread Rolf Nelson
However, to demonstrate would probably be difficult, and if we had something powerful enough to do this, we might have a theory that allows UDASSA to make novel predictions about the observed Universe. To give examples of how hard this is: 1. What is the probability that our Universe has

Re: What are the consequences of UD+ASSA?

2007-10-28 Thread Wei Dai
Rolf Nelson wrote: On Oct 25, 7:59 am, Wei Dai [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I don't care about (1) and (3) because those universes are too arbitrary or random, and I can defend that by pointing to their high algorithmic complexities. In (3) the universe doesn't have a high aIgorithmic