RickLewis wrote: Blaggard wrote:
I wouldn't mind seeing an article on quantum mechanics interpretations, if there was one it is certain I would subscribe to the magazine in a heart beat. I does like physics, and if it's the philosophy of science it makes me all giddy.
Here are a few:
http://philosophynow.org/issues/7/Wante ... d_or_Alive
http://philosophynow.org/issues/30/The_ ... id_Deutsch
http://philosophynow.org/issues/45/Bohr ... t_and_Zeno
We probably should do more. I don't think we've done an overview article yet giving space to all the competing quantum mechanics interpretations. I'd also be interested to know what people think of the Many Worlds interpretation now in the light of there now being an actual, functioning, commercially-available quantum computer (even though it apparently isn't terribly good). I'd also be interested to read a defence of the Copenhagen Interpretation which seems to get a lot of flack from people proposing other interpretations, but which I've heard is still the most commonly-held interpretation despite that.
Cool thanks for the links, subscription is in the post.
There you go that's how you sell a magazine.
Incidentally MWI is mental masturbation and eternally unprovable and no different from Copenhagen, all it does is put QM in a framework that is local and real, this sort of framework is forbidden by Bell's-ASpect experiment which you might like to google, but people are deeply unsatisfied by non local real and non real interpretations, including famously Schrödinger and Einstein.
"is the moon still there when we are not looking at it?"
"God does not play dice with the Universe!"
"Stop telling God what to do with his dice Einstein!"
"My only regret is I will not live to see the demise of quantum mechanics."
I've posted several threads about the debate that was eventually resolved at the Solvey conference in the 30s, you should have a quick look.
Eisntein is in the middle looking a bit put out as he's just been pwned by Dirac, Pauli, Heisenberg et al top right and Bohr is middle right looking surprisingly staid considering he's just won an intellectual victory that would define 20th century technology.
Marie Curie being the only woman there sitting to the right of Einstein and the old guard of Lorentz also to the right of Einstein. Also present are Max Planck and Schrodinger looking rather disgruntled top middle.
Marie Curie won two Nobel prizes, we have come on a long way since then.