Norman Samish wrote: > Brent, > > That's an interesting explanation of a zero-information universe, which > you suggest is implicit in the MWI of QM - yet (like me) you don't > necessarily buy MWI. In your view, are there other explanations for > quantum mysteries that are more credible? > > Norman Samish

Of course there are other explanations - you probably know them. But I haven't bought them yet either. What they have in common is that some things really happen and others don't - randomly. Bohmian QM is a good example, although I won't buy it. Omnes' takes the view that QM is a probabilitic theory, it predicts probablities and probability means some things happen and some things don't. He has proposed a model for the nulling of off diagonal terms of the density matrix. It's just hueristic, but I have hopes that something like it might come out of einselection plus the information theoretic approach (see quant-ph/0212084). It seems to me than an information theoretic analysis should be able to place a lower bound on how small a probability can be and not be zero. Brent Meeker --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---