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50 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 05 October 2007 01:59AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 06 October 2007 04:40:42PM 2 points [-]

Many-worlds was invented by Everett in 1957. Einstein died in 1955. Einstein and Jaynes both disapproved of the Copenhagen interpretation - I have no evidence that either ever considered many-worlds or even heard of it. Both of them objected to inherent randomness, and MWI gets rid of this.

Comment author: ksvanhorn 18 January 2011 04:42:48AM 4 points [-]

??? Jaynes died in 1998. It strains credulity to imagine that he wouldn't have been aware of the MWI.