On 9/24/2012 9:28 AM, Stephen P. King wrote:
On 9/24/2012 12:02 PM, John Clark wrote:
Thus the moon does not exist when you are not looking at it.
I expected better from you! This quip is based on the premise that "you" are the
only observer involved. Such nonsense! Considering that there are a HUGE number of
observers of the moon, the effects of the observations of any one is negligible. If none
of them measure the presence of the moon or its effects, then the existence of the moon
becomes pure the object of speculation. Note that being affected by the moon in terms of
tidal effects is a measurement!
So who or what counts as an observer. Young's slit experiments on fullerenes seem to
indicate that a few IR photons or gas molecules qualify.
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