From: Ben Goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Apr 26 2003 - 17:30:39 MDT
> Secondly, even if we can never tell the difference, the potential
> inhabitants of the other universes can. If people in other universes
> don't count, why would (say) Belgians count, if I never had anything to
> do with them in my entire life? :-) Or, to use a more correct example:
> how about aliens who live so far away we can never affect them or be
> affected by them?
If we literally can *never* affect or be affected by them, as a consequence
of physical law, then the aliens don't exist in the sense of "Peircean
pragmatist existence from our situated perspective", though they do exist in
Simon's sense of "logical possibility implies existence."
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