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. <snip> -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.