John W Burgeson wrote:
> I think you are talking here of the classic Einstein-Bohr debate,
> Einstein being the realist, who argued the above. I was not aware Feynman
> argued it but I have only read parts of his lectures.
> Gribbin's book argues that von Neumann showed, in the mid 20th century,
> that the realist view was not possible. Gribbin adds that von Neumann's
> argument contained an error, just recently found. So the argument
> continues. And the cat waits.
> Burgy (John Burgeson)
I would like to caution that there is indeed a reality and it is precisely
described -- not by "spooky" things at distances -- but by the laws of
quantum mechanics. I think it unfortunate that such language is used for
effect; it conveys the erroneous notion that the physical world is
incomprehensible; while classical notions do not do the job, quantum theory
does. We have not lost certainty or causality.
-- George A. Andrews Jr. Physics/Applied Science College of William & Mary P.O. Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
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