Self-Locating Belief in Big Worlds: Cosmology’s Missing Link to Observation

Publication Year:
2002
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1625
Author(s):
Bostrom, Nick
preprint description
Current cosmological theories say that the world is so big that all possible observations are in fact made. But then, how can such theories be tested? What could count as negative evidence? To answer that, we need to consider observation selection effects.