Have you considered the possibility that the physical actions of matter
and energy in the universe *ARE* the computations? If so, what problem did
you have with this idea?
On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Edgar L. Owen <edgaro...@att.net> wrote:
> What we need to understand here is that the actual equations of reality
> math that compute reality DO produce exact results. They have to because
> events actually happen. But the human math equations of decoherence etc.
> only produce probabilistic results. This is a good example of how reality
> math and human math are different. The Omnes/Everett interpretations
> mistakenly apply only to the human equations which are just descriptions,
> not actuators. E.g. Everett assumes that the human quantum equations
> somehow calculate reality but they don't, and therefore he falsely assumes
> an interpretation of the human math equations has something to do with
> reality but it doesn't. Therefore they have nothing to do with actual
> reality and in particular MWI doesn't apply to the actual math of reality
> and thus doesn't apply to actual reality.
> On Saturday, December 28, 2013 7:33:20 PM UTC-5, Brent wrote:
>> On 12/28/2013 4:25 PM, Edgar L. Owen wrote:
>> > Brent,
>> > You are implying there is some difficulty in calculating specific
>> decoherence results
>> > yet the people who are performing experiments in decoherence have no
>> such problem in
>> > calculating them with no reference at all to either of your
>> interpretations or choosing
>> > between them... The math works just fine in our single world and
>> produces predictable
>> > results...
>> But it produces probabilities. And the experiments confirm that the
>> measured values are
>> random with the distribution predicted. But each measurement only
>> produces one of the
>> probable values. So the question is how do you get from the
>> probabilities, which is what
>> QM+decoherence predicts, to actual realized unique values? Omnes just
>> says what do you
>> expect QM is a probabilistic theory. Everett says they all happen every
>> time with
>> different values and we 'happen' every time as observers with correlated
>> What do you say?
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