Re: Everett

Damien Broderick (
Sat, 02 Aug 1997 00:50:59 +0000

At 10:55 PM 7/31/97 -0700, John Clark wrote:
>On Fri, 01 Aug 1997 Damien Broderick <> Wrote:
> > quantum mechanical probabilities can be given by
> >irrational numbers (not expressible as a fraction), so that in
> >cases... the determination of the number of worlds to be created
> >would have to be the result of some approximation chosen by
> >(p. 338)
> >I have never seen this objection met; on the other hand, Hodgson's
> >book was well received by QT-canny people such as Paul Davies.
>Well OK, but I don't understand why this is an "objection". If nature deals
>in irrational numbers then that's just the way it is and ANY interpretation
>must deal with it.

Hang on, John - an *irrational number of diverging worlds*?

I think this shows that analogical thinking (here, analogical *digital*
thinking :) ) has been pushed too far by forcing a `realistic' reading of
the Everett model.

Damien Broderick