Book recommendation Re: [FoRK] Re: anybody remember...

Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> on Wed Jul 11 05:40:40 PDT 2007

On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 07:57:30AM -0400, Jeff Bone wrote:

> Very true...  but some folks on the list (e.g. Standish) claim that  
> their various hypotheses are indeed falsifiable.  AFAIK nobody's  
> claimed that for "Quantum Immortality"...  that in particular's not a  
> hypotheses I'd care to test. :-)

http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/everett/everett.html

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Everett was a committed atheist. He once claimed he had a 
disproof of the Catholic faith. (He chose not to share this 
"disproof" with Lynch. He said he had shared it once with 
someone who was strongly Catholic and also strongly committed 
to logic, and that person was driven to suicide. Everett was 
afraid that Lynch would promptly use it on Catholics.) 
Atheist or not, Everett firmly believed that his many-worlds 
theory guaranteed him immortality: His consciousness, he argued, 
is bound at each branching to follow whatever path does not 
lead to death —and so on ad infinitum. (Sadly, Everett's 
daughter Liz, in her later suicide note, said she was going 
to a parallel universe to be with her father. [149a])

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