On 12/28/2013 1:44 PM, Edgar L. Owen wrote:

You'll have to ask the physicists who do think that. I can't speak for them.

There is a good mathematical theory of decoherence that works fine in this world. It says nothing about MW whatsoever.

Why do you think there is a connection?

Decoherence only diagonalizes the system+measurement density matrix under a partial trace (over the environment). The diagonal them contains the probability values for the different eigenstates of the measurement operator. So then how do you get from there to a definite result? Do you, like Omnes, simply observe that you have predicted probabilities and so one of them obtains. Or do you go with Evertt and say that all of them exist with different measures and the apparent randomness is an illusion due to our consciousness being relative to the different outcomes?


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