On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:20:09 PM UTC, Pierz wrote:
> Obviously you can't measure the particle simultaneously in the up and down 
> state. Nobody believes that.

Bruno does. 

Nobody is arguing it.

Bruno argues it.

Honestly it's hard to understand why you have such an agitated bee in your 
> bonnet about superpositions. 

I don't like misleading ideas. 

The mathematical expression of the photon polarised at 45 degrees to the 
> measurement apparatus is a normalised vector spanning the space of both up 
> and down. I guess what you interpret that to mean is up to you since the 
> mathematical predictions that arise from it are the same: 50% chance of up 
> or down. Once again, you're simply arguing at cross purposes with Bruno, 
> who clearly understands QM perfectly well.

Not in my opinion. He thinks that an Up or Dn measurement is the same as 
measuring Up + Dn or Up - Dn because the wf can be written that way in some 

He's not saying the photon can be measured as up and down at the same time. 
> He's just saying that any superposition of up and down is an eigenvector in 
> some other orientation of the apparatus.

It's not. My last post proved this with utmost clarity. Up + Dn or Up - Dn 
is never an eigenfunction regardless of the orientation of the apparatus. 
How could it be if measuring Up and Dn separately exhausts the total 
probability of unity? I think you need to rethink this issue. 

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