Two fascinating (and very different) approaches are presented to derive Quantim Mechanics main practical tool (e.g. Born's rule). Wonder what some of the physicists on here think about this research? I find the argument that no laws is the fundamental law... and that the universe and its laws are emergent guided by subtle mathematical statistical phenomena, at the same time both alluring and annoying.... it is somehow unsatisfactory.... like being served a quite empty plate with nice garnish for dinner. One example of emergence from chaotic conditions is how traffic jams (aka density waves) can emerge from chaotic initial conditions, becoming self re-enforcing within local domains of influence... for those unlucky to be stuck in them. Density wave emergence is seen across scale, for example the spiral arms of galaxies can be explained as giant gravitational pile ups with some fundamentally similar parallels to say a rush hour traffic jam, except on vastly different scales of course and due to other different factors, in the galactic case the emergent effects of a vast number of gravitational inter-actions as stars migrate through these arms on their grand voyages around the galactic core. This paired with the corollary argument that any attempt to discover a fundamental law seems doomed to the infinite regression of then needing to explain what this foundation itself rests upon.... leading to the "it's turtles all the way down" hall of mirrors carnival house... head-banger. Perhaps, as Wheeler argued, the world is a self-synthesizing system, and the seeming order we observe, is emergent... a law without law. Here is the link to the article:
The Born Rule Has Been Derived From Simple Physical Principles | Quanta Magazine | | | | | | | | | | | The Born Rule Has Been Derived From Simple Physical Principles | Quanta Magazine The new work promises to give researchers a better grip on the core mystery of quantum mechanics. | | | | -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.