Corpus ID: 21265846

The Doomsday Argument in Many Worlds

@article{Gerig2012TheDA,
  title={The Doomsday Argument in Many Worlds},
  author={Austin Gerig},
  journal={arXiv: Popular Physics},
  year={2012}
}
You and I are highly unlikely to exist in a civilization that has produced only 70 billion people, yet we find ourselves in just such a civilization. Our circumstance, which seems difficult to explain, is easily accounted for if (1) many other civilizations exist and if (2) nearly all of these civilizations (including our own) die out sooner than usually thought, i.e., before trillions of people are produced. Because the combination of (1) and (2) make our situation likely and alternatives do… Expand
2 Citations

Paper Mentions

Spaceflight from Super-Earths is difficult
  • M. Hippke
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
  • 2018
  • 2
  • Highly Influenced
  • PDF

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 17 REFERENCES
The Doomsday Argument and the Number of Possible Observers
  • 46
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
The Doomsday Argument and the Self–Indication Assumption: Reply to Olum
  • 25
  • PDF
Puzzles of Anthropic Reasoning Resolved Using Full Non-indexical Conditioning
  • 31
  • PDF
Is Many Likelier than Few? A Critical Assessment of the Self-indication Assumption
  • 4
  • PDF
Philosophical Implications of Inflationary Cosmology
  • 36
  • PDF
No One Knows the Date or the Hour: An Unorthodox Application of Rev. Bayes's Theorem
  • 25
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
Prediction and explanation in the multiverse
  • 62
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
Our Place in the Vast Universe
  • 3
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
Are we typical
  • 73
  • PDF
Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy
  • 249
  • Highly Influential
...
1
2
...