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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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    Abstract

    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
    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 11:17
    Item ID: 4449
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4449

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