Re: Quantum entaglement, human cognitive capacity

From: GŁnther Greindl (guenther.greindl@gmail.com)
Date: Thu Mar 06 2008 - 08:42:10 MST


Hi Adam,

> Anti-realist theories are attractive to a lot of people. Not long
> after showing you the experiments, quantum folk move on to talking about
> eastern mysticism or the invalidness of determinism.

Ack

> If people were
> more familiar with compatibalist arguments for determinism and "free
> will", I wonder if this would change the way people deal with these issues.

> The fact that the controversy seems legitimate to me, may be a function
> of my ignorance of the field. I'll withhold further judgment until I
> become more familiar with these materials.

Have you looked into the Everett Interpretation of QM? (which is gaining
popularity among physicists - indeed, some, like David Deutsch, say that
it is not an interpretation but a direct _consequence_ of the theory).

Everett is completetly deterministic - randomness only emerges from
oberserver point of view.

Regards,
GŁnther



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