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Many-Worlds Interpretations Can Not Imply ‘Quantum Immortality’

Mallah, Jacques (2009) Many-Worlds Interpretations Can Not Imply ‘Quantum Immortality’. [Preprint]


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The fallacy that the many worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics implies certain survival in quantum-Russian-roulette-like situations (the ‘Quantum Suicide’ (QS) thought experiment) has become common enough that it is now necessary to publicly debunk this belief despite the risk of further publicizing it. ‘Quantum Immortality’ (QI) is an extension of the QS Fallacy (QSF) with some additional unlikely assumptions. The QS/QI ideas are examined here and shown to be false.

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Item Type: Preprint
Mallah, Jacques
Keywords: quantum suicide, immortality, Everett
Subjects: General Issues > Thought Experiments
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Jacques Mallah
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:17
Item ID: 4449

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