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Is Probability An Objective Status?

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Posted by Harvey on October 11, 2001 19:26:57 UTC


Your situation assumes that there are no built-in correlations that exist prior to digging the hole. If I flip a coin and the odds are 50/50 that it will flip 'heads' is easily distorted if I was referring to an event that already took place and the coin flip was recorded. Probability is *relative* to the human knowledge of the event.

What looks like superluminal communication isn't necessarily. Perhaps we might find upon further investigation that whoever buried the coin obeyed certain rules. For example, if you bury a coin on Earth in the center of the largest land crater on Earth then you must bury a coin on Mars exactly the same (exact center of the largest crater).

You can't always assume superluminal travel. If we did, then the magician would surely have us all believing in magical powers.

Warm regards, Harv

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