My perspective on anthropics is somewhat different than many, but I think that in a probability theory textbook, anthropics should only be treated as a special case of assigning probabilities to events generated by causal systems. Which requires some familiarity with causal graphs. It might be worth thinking about organizing material like that into a second book, which can have causality in an early chapter.

I would include Savage's theorem, which is really pretty interesting. A bit more theorem-proving in general, really.

Solomonoff induction is a bit compl... (read more)

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by MrMind 1 min read25th Jul 2016133 comments

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