Brent,

The equations produce the results, you are trying to impose unwarranted 
interpretations on them...

EDgar



On Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:12:47 PM UTC-5, Brent 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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