>Because, say the researchers, certain special states of a system are promoted above others by a quantum form of natural selection, which they call quantum darwinism. Information about these states proliferates and gets imprinted on the environment. So observers coming along and looking at the environment in order to get a picture of the world tend to see the same 'preferred' states.
|| [sighs] These kind of threads
always make me wonder why
if the researchers
have a deep insight
into randomness, they don't
live in Las Vegas . . .
Those with a deep understanding of randomness either avoid Las Vegas (and other gambling estblishments) or the own one (or at least they own a floating crap game, on a riverboat.)
posted on 12/23/2004 1:50:06 PM PST
by Doctor Stochastic
(Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
[sighs] These kind of threads always make me wonder why if the researchers have a deep insight into randomness, they don't live in Las Vegas . . .
Because they know the odds are against them.
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