Re: virus: real world?

Alexander Williams (
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 15:00:08 -0500 wrote:
> Right. Here's partly what I've been hung up on during the couse of
> discussion. I can't see how things can /just come into being/. Perhaps
> my brain just isn't configured to handle the idea, as it violates all the
> physics I've ever learned.

Think of it less as `coming into being' and more of `the set of
universe-states you know self-partition.' In Hilbert Space, the space
that makes up the current `phase' of the universe /thins/, narrows as
compared to the flow of time, so that its not so much `coming into
being' as `pinching off.'

   Alexander Williams { /}
  Prefect of the 8,000,000th Terran Overlord Government Experimental
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