[extropy-chat] Role of Observer is not Relevant

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Sat Apr 7 18:36:08 UTC 2007

On 4/7/07, gts <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Apr 2007 18:22:17 -0400, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net>
> wrote:
> > I would certainly infer that there are stars beyond our observation,
> > and (if Gordon gts wasn't watching)...
> heh. :)
> > ... I would apply the Principle of
> > Indifference and infer that their properties are distributed similar
> > to the stars that we do observe.
> No need here for the Principle of Indifference. The principle is useful
> only in those rare cases in which one has zero prior information, as when
> one is in a state of total ignorance about the nature and properties of
> stars. Obviously that is not the case here.

Hi Gordon.  I'm glad to see you're still around, but sorry I can't
justify another go-around on this topic.  I'm already in time-debt due
to too much posting this week.  I will offer only this, and let you
have the last word if you care to take it:  Information is not what
you know, but what is surprising.

- Jef

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