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Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 00:20:28 +1030
From: William Henderson <>
Subject: reality check for truths sake

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Message #17976
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 21:24:05 -0700
From: Mike Perry <>
Subject: Re: MWI and waves

Perry: Again, identity of indiscernibles makes it unnecessary to assume
more than one *identical* copy of you exists at any given instant
the full implications of this are rather profound).

Yes the implications of this are profound! What a frightening specter it
is to see that once rational researchers are going so far out of the
limb of implausibility. Come on! Even one identical copy of me is
ridiculous. Look, if you want to postulate other universes to help with
your wave theory OK, but where, oh where is that dependable scientific
RATIONALITY. Duplicates of every human being on some duplicate planet in
some duplicate solar system? Please wake up and smell the roses! The
problem I think is that theory has gone too far without DEFINITE
evidence to correlate the direction of the theory. Perhaps the
guidelines of evidence for the foundations of a theory needs to be
revised as we try to go into the paradoxical world of quantum waves. I
think I need to here remind everyone of an ancient theory that was
proved through philosophy and deduction to be true even though in
reality it was not. I can't quite remember the theorist name form my
first year in philosophy, something like, Heracules. He put forward the
theory that a hare could never catch up to a tortoise of the tortoise
had a small head start. It took a hundred years before the theory could
be proved wrong. The problem with what we are theorizing about today is
that we don't have the over view of rationality that says, 'of course in
reality the hare would easily catch and pass the hare'. So our theories
could go into the ridiculous as Heracules did, only without us knowing
it. To postulate duplicates of us existing to substantiate a theory
needs a long step back and a pause of rationality, no matter what the
theorist THINK the evidence may be. Come on guys: REALITY CHECK PLEASE.
William Henderson.


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