On 12/24/2012 9:07 AM, Richard Ruquist wrote:

Quantum mechanics is not physical nor is string theory.
How the physical world comes from the quantum world is a matter of
conjecture called interpretations.

On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Roger Clough<rclo...@verizon.net>  wrote:
>  My idea below is no doubt off-base, but
>  suggests the following idea.
>  As I understand quantum mechanics, it
>  uses only quantum (mathematical) fields,
>  so, at least as far as I can understand, the
>  physical (not the mental) universe is
>  a mathematical construction (perhaps of
>  strings in quantum form).

QM is a mathematical *description*, or more accurately a schema for a description. Don't take the map to be the territory.


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