Friday, June 01, 2007

Sod's law

One of the main applications of sod's law is in designing computer sdystems: if you don't allow for a situation, however unlikely it is, it becomes almost a certainty to occur. In fact some would say the more vehemently it's rejected during design meetings the shorter the timescale in which it will happen.
It strikes me there's a similarity to the strong anthropic principle, albeit in a perverse way. It states that the universe requires an observer to exist. As I prefer to think of it, it's possible many universes have existed, but lacking an observer, they mattered not a monkey's.
Both this principle and sod's law bind external material reality to consdciousness.
Would this therefore imply a universe without observers would also lack misfortune?


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