Re: Living Forever

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed May 02 2001 - 05:33:58 MDT

On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 09:13:15AM +0200, Mikael Johansson wrote:
> > Topological theology? And we thought medieval arguments about how many
> angels
> > could dance on the head of a pin were out there. <g>
> >
> > - samantha
> >
> > answer: How ever many angels should in fact exist and have a desire to
> dance on
> > the head of said pin.
> Actually, Anders Sandberg has written a piece (couldn't find it just now;
> URI, Anders?) about it, where he takes Quantum Mechanics and Information
> Theory into consideration and finds an upper bound on the number of angels.

Ah, you mean: A. Sandberg, Quantum Gravity Treatment of the Angel
Density Problem, Accepted by Annals of Improbable Research.

        We derive upper bounds for the density of dancing angels on the
        point of a pin. It is found to be dependent on the assumed mass
        of the angels, with a maximum number $8.6766\cdot 10^{49}$ of
        angels at the critical angel mass $3.8807\cdot 10^{-34}$ kg.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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