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24 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 April 2008 04:55AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 April 2008 07:02:41AM 2 points [-]

Wiseman, there's only one amplitude distribution. One. Not two. Not three. One, in all the physics we know.

Occasionally you can approximate interacting blobs of amplitude within that distribution, as the product of several almost-independent subspaces; but this is a mere convenience of computation, it is not the truth.