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Your Guide to the Many Meanings of Quantum Mechanics - Facts So Romantic

Published Sep 03 2020 at 3:15 PM GMT
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  • by asking "What can you do with it?" On that account, the Many-Worlds Interpretation isn't any better or worse than the Copenhagen Interpretation (which is non-realist and says you're not supposed to ask what happens during wave-function collapse) or the Pilot Waves Interpretation (that avoids the collapse postulate by introducing a non-local yet unobservable guiding field for particles).
  • And if one wants to gauge scientific promise, it does not make sense to lump collapse models and hidden-variable models'which are modifications of quantum mechanics'together with the interpretations, because the purpose of modifying quantum mechanics is to explain more data.
  • I am also personally offended that Baggott gives short shrift to superdeterminism.
  • In this approach, quantum mechanics is emergent from a deterministic hidden-variables model which acknowledges that everything in the universe is connected with everything else.
  • He either mistakenly or accidentally leaves the reader with the impression that these have been ruled out for good, which is most definitely not the case.




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  • Published Sep 3, 2020 3:15 PM GMT