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A debate on quantum mechanics interpretations

“Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.” –Niels Bohr “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics.”  –Richard Feynman Quantum mechanics are utterly bizarre.  Quantum particles behave like spread out waves, until … Continue reading

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Science and naturalism

Sean Carroll has an interesting piece at The Stone on the New York Times site, pointing out that the theory of cosmic inflation was motivated by naturalism.  In other words, it was motivated by the desire to find a natural explanation … Continue reading

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Time to ditch falsifiability?

Related to my last two posts, and our discussion, Sean Carroll turned in an answer to the “What Scientific Ideas Are Ready for Retirement?”  His answer?  Falsifiability. Modern physics stretches into realms far removed from everyday experience, and sometimes the … Continue reading

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