Posted: Aug 12, 2011 7:39 pm
by M319
Evolving wrote:
M319 wrote:
Evolving wrote:Even if many-worlds is correct, the thought experiment is only valid if everything that happens in the macro-world, including somebody's death, is the result of (or attended by) the collapse of a wave function at a quantum level.

A sweeping assumption, or not?

Perhaps this has not occurred to you but quantum phenomena underly EVERYTHING - considering that everything is ultimately constructed from subatomic particles :roll:

I see that I should explain my point in more detail (guilty of assuming that we are physicists amongst ourselves on this forum and can therefore afford to hand-wave at an argument, rather than derive it step by step!). Apologies if this time around I am being too detailed.

There is no need to apologize, you're explanation is nothing compared to Roger Penrose's chapters' worth of it in The Emperor's New Mind I am actually on the QM part of the book now and while tis' complicated it is interesting :thumbup: