On 8/16/2011 11:31 AM, benjayk wrote:

meekerdb wrote:
On 8/16/2011 7:50 AM, benjayk wrote:
And the problem with the reductionist view is?

It seeks to dissect reality into pieces,
And also to explain how the pieces interact in reality.

Right, otherwise there is little use in dissecting. But the very concept of
interacting pieces has its limits in describing reality. Two quantum
entagled particles cannot properly be described as two pieces interacting.


Sure they can, if you allow FTL interactions, as in Bohmian QM. But even if you don't, the state of the two particles is described by a ray in Hilbert space or a density matrix - which is pretty reductive.


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