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63 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2009 04:25AM

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Comment author: rwallace 02 August 2009 04:21:39AM 1 point [-]

I pointed it out a few days ago :-)

The Dust's existence being integral to the summoning process sounds plausible - it would help to explain why there isn't a large measure of surviving/victorious worlds engaging in cross universe commerce. Intuitively, that fits with the Dust squeezing probability mass; perhaps it creates something like a comet's tail of evaporating improbability, some of which the summoning spell taps?