|Abstract||In Everett’s many worlds interpretation, quantum measurements are considered to be decoherence events. If so, then inexact decoherence may allow large worlds to mangle the memory of observers in small worlds, creating a cutoﬀ in observable world size. Smaller world are mangled and so not observed. If this cutoﬀ is much closer to the median measure size than to the median world size, the distribution of outcomes seen in unmangled worlds follows the Born rule. Thus deviations from exact decoherence can allow the Born rule to be derived via world counting, with a ﬁnite number of worlds and no new fundamental physics|
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