There is no observer in the usual sense of a human observer needed for
quantum events. But in effect every participant in a quantum event acts as
an observer of that event. The theory of decoherence has rightfully
superseded the old mistaken notion of an observer 'causing' a wavefunction
collapse, if that's what you are referring to.
On Wednesday, December 25, 2013 11:52:10 AM UTC-5, Edgar L. Owen wrote:
> ST=spacetime, c=speed of light, thus STc Principle.
> To answer some of Jason's questions. Block time is wrong. Only the common
> present moment exists. All the comments Jason makes refer only to
> differences in clock times which are well known, but the important point is
> that all those differences in clock time occur in the SAME common present
> moment.. I find it difficult to understand why so many people can't get
> their minds around the difference which proves there are two distinct kinds
> of time.
> The past exists only as inferences from the present as to what states
> would have resulted in the present according to the currently known laws of
> physics. Therefore the past is actually determined by the present state of
> reality from the perspective of the present which is the only valid
> perspective. Therefore the logical network of past and present is absolute
> 100% exact and could not have been different in even the slightest detail.
> The actual currently state of the universe falsifies the very possibility
> of other pasts. This is another difficult concept for many.
> Only the future is probabilistic because it does not yet exist and has
> never been computed. But the past - present logical state has been actually
> computed and thus is completely deterministic now that it exists and it
> could not have been different in any minute detail at all.
> This solves the problem of the original fine tuning. Given the current
> state of reality which is all that exists, all other conceivable fine
> tunings are impossible. This is what I call the 'Super Anthropic
> Principle', and it negates the necessity and probably the actuality of
> postulating any multiverses and strongly implies our observable universe is
> most probably the only one that exists.
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