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anthropic selection

19 Nov 2021 01:16 - 19 Nov 2021 01:16

    • Roughly the idea that all possible worlds exist, but only the ones that generate mind and consciousness are going to be perceived. We are in one of those, of course.
    • The nice thing about this is that it effectively explains how mind can bootstrap itself out of nothing, or in this case, everything.
    • Just like Darwin explained how biological function arises out of sheer randomness + selection, this explains how existence and consciousness arise out of randomness plus this larger-scale selection. All universes exist (are equprobably), but most aren't percieved. Only the relatively orderly ones permit that.