On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 2:17 PM, Richard Ruquist <yann...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > According to Wheeler's empirical quantum model, (where the properties of
>> a particle vanish in between observations
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> Yes that's Wheeler's theory, it's the stereotypical non-realistic
> interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, unlike MWI which is realistic. Bell
> didn't use Quantum Mechanics or physics of any sort and yet starting from
> nothing but logic and high school algebra he was able to prove that IF his
> inequality was violated THEN no correct theory can be BOTH realistic AND
> local.
>
> Several years after he found the mathematical derivation experiment showed
> that Bell's inequality was indeed violated. So a Wheeler theorists is free
> to invoke locality or non-locality as he wishes; but because MWI is a
> realistic theory a MWI theorist is in a much tighter box, if things are
> local then there is no appeal, MWI is dead dead dead.
>
> > MWI experiments require that some observers ask different questions and
>> thereby obtain multiple spacetimes.
>>
>
> If MWI is correct and a experimenter wishes to know what thread of the
> Multiverse he's in then of course questions must be asked and answered; but
> if Wheeler is correct then those very questions change reality itself. To
> my mind Wheeler's idea is even crazier than MWI, but that doesn't prove it
> wrong.
>

So you agree with me. Also an experiment has been proposed that tests
Wheeler's theory http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.3328
It seems to me that Wheeler's ideas are consistent with MWI and testably so.
Richard

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