Posted: Oct 06, 2011 9:18 pm
by Teuton
mizvekov wrote:Do you find it unacceptable that a physical quantity might not be thought of as a definite value, but instead as a range of possible values, each with a different probability?


For every determinable physical property/quantity there is a range of possible determinate properties/quantities belonging to that determinable one; and there is certainly nothing "unacceptable" about assigning different probabilities to the various possible determinate ones. But physical reality cannot be reduced to mere possibilities or probabilities. The real properties of spacetime points or regions must be actual determinate properties. There may be a quick random oscillation between them such no spacetime point or region has the same determinate property for longer than some fraction of a second; but for every determinate time t there must be some determinate property had by the spacetime point or region in question. (I don't know what it means to say that there is an indeterminate property present at t. I don't know what an indeterminate or "vague" property is supposed to be.)