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Technical Ben wrote:PS, doogly, way to miss the point.
EvanED wrote:be aware that when most people say "regular expression" they really mean "something that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike a regular expression"
MHD wrote:At first glance I thought this was about depositing macroscopic energy reserves in the Earth's crust.
s/burrow/borrow/
Technical Ben wrote:PS, doogly, way to miss the point.
Technical Ben wrote:That's it? The "ridiculousness" of it would have done it for me.
Technical Ben wrote:I'd suggest a failure in the system of describing "complexity" or "brains" if you think BB are more likely to exist than the current universe. IE your models for probability might be weighted in the wrong places.
Apart from thermodynamic zombies.doogly wrote:Nobody *likes* Boltzman brains.
Technical Ben wrote:PS PM 2Ring, thanks for the corrections. However, the problem still lies "define complexity"
The entropy of a brain may be much greater than the universe etc. However, I'd guess those doing the maths have checked that already.
BlackSails wrote:Technical Ben wrote:PS PM 2Ring, thanks for the corrections. However, the problem still lies "define complexity"
The entropy of a brain may be much greater than the universe etc. However, I'd guess those doing the maths have checked that already.
The entropy of a subset of the universe is not going to be more than the whole universe. And there are very well defined mathematical definitions of complexity.
PM 2Ring wrote:Apart from thermodynamic zombies.doogly wrote:Nobody *likes* Boltzman brains.
doogly wrote:It's actually more the reverse. If you have a model in which BBs are more probable, then you decide that this wasn't a good model.
Of course this is in a really strange subset of physics, eternal inflation with string theory landscape. I would not play with this area of research until full comfort has been reached with things like relativity and quantum mechanics. Then we can get your basics of inflationary cosmology. Then we can speculate on multiverses.
doogly wrote:If your particle physics comrades tell you there is a difference, tell them they are just being chauvinists.
You have an effective field theory, you quantize it, boom, you call it a particle.
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