irrational worlds

Anton Sherwood (
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 22:14:42 -0700

Damien Broderick cites David Hodgson's objection in THE MIND MATTERS (1991):
`The absurdity is highlighted when one considers that in some situations
quantum mechanical probabilities can be given by irrational numbers (not
expressible as a fraction), so that in those cases... the determination of
the number of worlds to be created would have to be the result of some
approximation chosen by Nature.' (p. 338)

And Hal writes:
: Among the arguments against MW in
: the popular form is that it violates conservation of mass, since new
: universes are being created all the time. This is really a matter of
: misunderstanding Everett's key idea.

What if each branch of the world has a "weight" reflecting its probability?

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