Tag Archives: Schrödinger’s Cat

Let’s dare to question quantum magic!

What a surprise from New Scientist’s editor.  Has caught on to the criticisms from a “small band of rebels” starting from Einstein, who point out quantum mechanics does not describe one of its central tenets, namely collapse of the wave … Continue reading

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Zeilinger’s anthropocentric Quantum Mechanics

Extraordinary New Scientist endorsement of anthropocentrism Regarding mankind and our activities as central to the universe (anthropocentrism) has long been regarded as anti-scientific.  Yet Anil Ananthaswamy endorses the latest utterance of Anton Zeilinger: There is no sense in assuming that what … Continue reading

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The Cat and EPR Paradoxes

Schrödinger’s equation is at the heart of physics, John Barrow tells us in his introduction to Cosmic Imagery: Key Images in the History of Science, then adds that Schrödinger’s Cat is an “apparent paradox”. But his section on “that darned … Continue reading

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Challenge to fans of QM ‘photons’

Describing light as ‘photons’ is of course just a model; QM is just a series of calculation procedures (algorithms), Schrödinger’s “Cat” paradox showed it to be self-contradictory, which remains unresolved, though fans of QM indulge in semantics (‘apparent’ paradox – … Continue reading

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