Dear Brent,

  Does it necessarily have to be one or the other? Could both be true in a
sense? Consider how QM has a matrix formulation and a wave function
formulation...


On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 6:12 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  On 12/28/2013 1:44 PM, Edgar L. Owen wrote:
>
> Jason,
>
>  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?
>
> Brent
>
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