On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

> On 2/18/2012 2:36 PM, Richard Ruquist wrote:
>> It is with some trepidation that I enter into this discussion, but I
>> would like to suggest that if MWI is true, where MWI is the Many Worlds
>> Interpretation of quantum mechanics, which is where every quantum state in
>> every particle interaction is realized in one parallel world/universe or
>> another, then there is no need for a god. Everything is deterministic and
>> known ahead of time for all time.
>> However, if in a Single World Interpretation SWI, a single quantum state
>> is selected in each particle interaction to become physical (based it seems
>> on information), then there may be a need for some sort of consciousness to
>> make that selection.
> Just so it's made randomly in accordance with the Born rule.

RDR: Actually it seems not completely random. For example take the double
slit experiment. As more and more particles are detected the pattern fills
out in accordance with the theoretical wave function interference pattern.
So it seems as though there is some memory of the previous detections
rather than complete randomness. But that may just be heuristic on my part.

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