Re: Selfishness (Was: Re: Polemics for longevity)

From: Robert Bradbury (
Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 02:24:08 MST

On Sun, 23 Jan 2000, Robert Owen wrote:

> I wrote:
> > Robert F. discusses it a bit in Xenology. The universe is "setup"
> > to allow molecules to form...
> An informative reply, until.... Robert, are you channeling
> Frank Tipler?

No, No, absolutely not. Both my perspective, and that of Robert F.
(my putting words into his mouth, based on some interactions) is
that the Tipler-ian frame of reference is thin indeed.

There is a big difference between observing the "setup" and
arguing that we will all be resurected. The "setup" may
simply be due to a selection effect.

But if you read through Dyson & Freitas, one does tend to be
left with the impression that the twilight zone music should
be playing in the background.

That in no way extrapolates to the Tipler-ian conclusions
(ignoring entirely any math involved).


This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jul 27 2000 - 14:02:36 MDT