Re: Many-Worlds Interpretation

Anders Sandberg (
30 Mar 1999 11:55:58 +0200

"Michael S. Lorrey" <> writes:

> Dan Fabulich wrote:
> > I like this explanation. You might not agree with MWI, but it does at
> > least answer the questions it has set out to answer, correctly or incorrectly.
> Yes it does, but it raises the question of where the energy for all those new
> universes comes from?????

The energy of the entire universe is not well-defined, at least not in general relativity. And if some ideas in cosmology hold true the total energy (whatever that is in their models) of the universe is zero.

Conservation laws have ranges of applicability, and it is not obvious that conservation of energy holds for universes. Then again, there are likely invariants in the MWI too (conservation of probability mass?).

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