Richard Corry replied to the topic Anthropic Explanation of Temporal Asymmetry in Everettian Quantum Mechanics in the forum Retrocausal theories 7 years, 4 months ago
Dear Bob (if I may?)
Thanks for your comments.
With regard to your first point, I didn’t mean to put the consistent histories approach in the Everettian camp. I see them as two separate interpretations of the formalism of quantum mechanics. My point is, rather, that many Everettians make use of some of the concepts and formalism from the c…[Read more]
Richard Corry started the topic Anthropic Explanation of Temporal Asymmetry in Everettian Quantum Mechanics in the forum Retrocausal theories 7 years, 5 months ago
Abstract. Our experience of the world is temporally asymmetric: coffee cools, glasses smash, people age and die, while the reverse processes never occur. One challenge for temporally symmetric theories, therefore, is to explain the asymmetry of experience. The usual solution is to posit special initial and/or final conditions for the universe.…[Read more]