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Comment author: Psy-Kosh 09 April 2008 04:59:57PM 1 point [-]

Unknown: I was unclear. I meant "rejecting the assumptions involved in the chain of reasoning that leads to the dust hypothesis would seem to require accepting things very much like zombies, and in ways that seem rather preposterous, at least to me"

Yes, obviously _if_ ~zombie -> dust, then ~dust->zombie. Either way, I know I'm very confused about this whole matter.

Caledonian: Yes, AB will be more common than CDEFG as a substring. but ABABABABABAB will be less common than AB(insert-random-sequence-here)

In other words, the number of "me"s that also observe an externally structured world that persistantly seems to be structured ought to, at least on the surface level, be somewhat smaller than the "me"s that experience chaos.

It's the same problem as the Boltzmann brain thing.

Dangnabbit, I want to know all the answers about all the big questions about reality.

I don't know all the answers about all the big questions about reality.

Reality is being mean to me. waaaaaaaaaa! :)