Re: When something impossible happens

From: Mikko Rauhala (mjrauhal@cc.helsinki.fi)
Date: Wed Jan 23 2008 - 13:30:33 MST


ke, 2008-01-23 kello 00:56 +0300, Vladimir Nesov kirjoitti:
> On Jan 22, 2008 11:23 PM, Murphy, Tommy <TommyMurphy@livingstonintl.com> wrote:
> > To my understanding the odds of this being a simulation are
> > overwhelmingly high, so I'd be fascinated to see you expand on this.
>
> Problem with simulation arguments (including in this case, when we
> supposedly have evidence) is that it's somewhat meaningless to
> categorize worlds on 'simulated' and 'not simulated'.

Indeed.

Personally, I would consider a verifiably occured "impossible" physics
anomaly as strong evidence for the most generic form of Tegmark level
4 / Dust / etc multiverse with all that entails, including lack of
causality and hence utility. There's a small text touching on the matter
at http://mjr.iki.fi/texts/lue

"I" here refers to a continuation of me that me-now, going by
currently available information, is willing to recognize as non-corrupt.

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