Comment by gort on There just has to be something more, you know? · 2010-03-24T13:44:30.491Z · LW · GW

Alternatively, the conscious observer simply interprets the surrounding chaos as ordered in some way. Despite the fact that I will be a pheasant tomorrow and I was a pushme-pullyou yesterday, I always perceive myself as the same continuous being.

Don't people actually do this anyway? It's called "storytelling": the knack for finding meaning in the random series of events that is reality.