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Old 04-18-2017, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
This is true only if you look at the integers as an ordered set and then only in the usual order. What proportion is even if you put them in the order:
1,2,3,5,4,7,9,11,6,13,15,17,19,8,...
putting n odd numbers between 2n-2 and 2n? As far as anyone knows, there is no way of ordering the universes and Stranger's point is well taken. Anyway, I'll take a flier and say the odds are 0. Suppose there is a universe out there just like ours except the gravitational constant differs in the 10th decimal. Maybe life would still be possible, maybe not. How could we know? I think the question is essentially meaningless.
Yes, but please take my point in the context of what it was replying to. I was not claiming that we actually do know anything about the properties of the multiverse, if it exists. Of course we do not. I was countering the false assertion that it is impossible, in principle, to determine any properties of something that is infinite.

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