That's totally not what I said. I meant that we enter the deep mistery about observation there, and that most humans probably will turn out to qualify as observers. It's not confirmed though. And it absolutely doesn't mean that there can't be non-alive observers. There also might be levels to this.
This is only a problem in some interpretations.
This is also interpretation, no proof for that. Nowadays the physics community is moving away from these old views and more towards the decoherence-multiverse views. No proof for that either, but it doesn't require additional assumptions like dualism.seeds wrote: ↑Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:29 pm The point is that because all matter throughout the universe (including our bodies and brains) is allegedly composed of a nebulous (waving) substance that in and of itself doesn’t seem to possess a mechanism to prevent it from spreading-out into a state of superpositioned probabilities (as is implied in the “universal wavefunction”),...
This is strictly speaking the Neumann-Wigner interpretation, which practically no one in the physics community supports anymore. I think even Wigner abandoned it later. It is generally seen now as some early nonsense that did major damage to how QM is viewed outside the physics community.seeds wrote: ↑Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:29 pm ...it is therefore suggested that its interplay with consciousness (or if you prefer, “observers”) is what transforms the superpositioned probabilities (“noumena”) into positionally-fixed actualities (“phenomena”).
In other words, consciousness (observation) is what actualizes and reveals the “particle” aspect of the particle/wave duality of physical matter.
Still, your interpretation.. Plus there are NO dictates in QM, there are merely correlations. Observer-independent reality doesn't mean that something imposes something on something else. It means that they always CORRELATE.
There is no magical "non-real" stuff in the multiversal interpretations, which is one of the reasons more and more physicists are abandoning things like the Copenhagen.
Nothing about your interpretation is verified. That's why it's an interpretation.seeds wrote: ↑Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:29 pm And that is verified in precisely the way you suggested above, in that the “potentia” seems to adjust its constituents in order to display whatever it is we “wish to see” depending upon the shape and purpose of the measuring devices that we (as consciousness) create.
Yes, the big misunderstanding. Maybe "consciousness creates reality" but there is literally zero evidence for this view either.
As I said, as long as nondualism is perfectly consistent with QM, I see no reason to make additional assumptions like you do.