On Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 5:57:03 AM UTC+3 Bruce wrote: > If one wants to persist with unitary evolution, one cannot avoid the Schrodinger equation. This has a number of consequences for the theory. One is that the theory is deterministic -- there are no probabilities, and all outcomes of an experiment are, in some real sense, equivalent. [...]

Equivalent in terms of possibility, not equally probable. YOU say "there are no probabilities". On Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 11:35 AM smitra <smi...@zonnet.nl <https://groups.google.com/>> (Saibal) wrote: > You just presented an elaborate presentation involving N branching steps and counted all 2^N branches as equal. That's branch counting and it's known to not be compatible with QM. I agree; it is a technical matter. There are two assumptions in deriving probability 1/2^N in the binomial construction, if the argument is not branch-counting: -1- that probability-in-some-sense is derived by the theory and it depends on the measure only; and -2- that the coefficients a and b are of equal measure. But with these assumptions we can derive probability-in-some-sense with just one experiment (N=1). In previous messages, I have expressed objection to the first assumption, but this is only because some work is needed in order to combine "there are no probabilities" with "there are probabilities in some sense", else one is vague to the point of being ridiculous. One needs to specify "in what sense?" and "why?". George K. -- 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 view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/everything-list/45075d80-c901-4c52-9a22-1f2ccb1abc87n%40googlegroups.com.