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Posted by on Oct 31, 2009 in Early blogs | 0 comments

What I like about quantum mechanics.

The purpose of the is blog is to stimulate discussion into the interpretation of qm. I am sure that you have ideas, questions, comments about qm and reactions to what I say. I invite you to submit those in my blog and perhaps we can stimulate a lively discussion and even get to some answers as to what qm really means.

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Posted by on Mar 10, 2010 in Early blogs | 0 comments

002 How Scientists Think

Although the following overview of how scientists think is quite general, in the next few entries to this blog I will be discussing primarily what is involved in acquiring data about the microscopic world and understanding how scientists think about what they measure and what those measurements mean.

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Posted by on Mar 10, 2010 in Early blogs | 0 comments

003 Positivism, empricism

In my last entry I talked a bit about reality and introduced the ideas of Ontology (the philosophy of being) and Epistemology (the philosophy of knowledge). In this entry we move down to the microscopic level where things are quite different. Our intuition in the macroscopic Naïve Reality in which we live changes dramatically.

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2010 in Early blogs | 1 comment

004 Where quantum mechanics fits.

Only the statistical-ensemble interpretations, as discussed in that paper by Ballentine, allows for a sub-quantum theory to complete quantum mechanics with properties that satisfy local realism, causality and determinism. That a suitable sub-quantum theory has not been found is a human failing and nothing more.

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