On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:30 pm

Some Food for Thought:

Does foundational quantum physics make sense? It works! But...? Hmm.

Relative Reference Links:

'Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason',

http://steve-patterson.com/quantum-physics-abuse-reason/;

'Mindscape 59 | Adam Becker on the Curious History of Quantum Mechanics',

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em7dkYZTetE.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:27 pm

On the Importance of the Scientific Method:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method.

FYI: 'When Physics Became a Gigolo: Superprofits For Supergravity.'
(It's a story which is interesting and controversial too. But it is also quite relevant. Please ponder the importance of the scientific method.),

http://analysans.net/when-physics-became-a-gigolo-superprofits-for-supergravity/.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:22 pm

Hmm. Sometimes it takes time and advances in technology for experiment to 'catch up' to theory, or sometimes it takes time for advances/formulation of a theory to 'catch up' to experiment.

Here's a rule of thumb quote:

"Physical theory without experiment is empty. Experiment without theory is blind." -- Prof. Heinz Pagels.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:06 am

Guest wrote:Hmm. Sometimes it takes time and advances in technology for experiment to 'catch up' to theory, or sometimes it takes time for advances/formulation of a theory to 'catch up' to experiment.

Here's a rule of thumb quote:

"Physical theory without experiment is empty. Experiment without theory is blind." -- Prof. Heinz Pagels.


Here's a wonderful example of the scientific method in practice:

'Complex quantum teleportation achieved for the first time',

https://phys.org/news/2019-08-complex-quantum-teleportation.html.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:48 pm

Hmm. Some Food for Thought:

'Even Physicists Don’t Understand Quantum Mechanics:
Worse, they don’t seem to want to understand it.' by Prof. S. Carroll,

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/07/opinion/sunday/quantum-physics.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:04 pm

Guest wrote:Hmm. Some Food for Thought:

'Even Physicists Don’t Understand Quantum Mechanics:
Worse, they don’t seem to want to understand it.' by Prof. S. Carroll,

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/07/opinion/sunday/quantum-physics.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage.


FYI: 'The Secrets Of Quantum Physics',

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISdBAf-ysI0. Please watch it and learn something about the deep mysteries of what we think is real...
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:19 am

Guest wrote:
Guest wrote:Hmm. Some Food for Thought:

'Even Physicists Don’t Understand Quantum Mechanics:
Worse, they don’t seem to want to understand it.' by Prof. S. Carroll,

...


FYI: 'The Secrets Of Quantum Physics',

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISdBAf-ysI0. Please watch it and learn something about the deep mysteries of what we think is real...


Relevant Reference Link:

'Bell's Theorem',

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell%27s_theorem.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:46 pm

Guest wrote:Hmm. Sometimes it takes time and advances in technology for experiment to 'catch up' to theory, or sometimes it takes time for advances/formulation of a theory to 'catch up' to experiment.

Here's a rule of thumb quote:

"Physical theory without experiment is empty. Experiment without theory is blind." -- Prof. Heinz Pagels.


Here's a wonderful story of how theory and experiment can generate fruitful results:

'Bringing ideas to life through experimental physics',

https://phys.org/news/2019-11-ideas-life-experimental-physics.html.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:32 pm

Guest wrote:Hmm. Sometimes it takes time and advances in technology for experiment to 'catch up' to theory, or sometimes it takes time for advances/formulation of a theory to 'catch up' to experiment.

Here's a rule of thumb quote:

"Physical theory without experiment is empty. Experiment without theory is blind." -- Prof. Heinz Pagels.
.

Here's a story about a theoretical construct without experimental support. Hmm.

FYI: 'A new, theoretical type of time crystal could run without outside help.
Long-range interactions between particles may create a structure that regularly repeats in time.'

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-theoretical-type-time-crystal-could-run-without-outside-help.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:42 pm

FYI: 'Quantum physicists devise new tool to study classical cause-and-effect.
Perimeter Institute researchers introduce a new technique called “inflation graphs” that helps unravel causal complexity and promises to prove even more powerful as computing capabilities increase.'

https://insidetheperimeter.ca/quantum-causality-inflation-graphs/.

Relevant Reference Link:

'Quantum Foundations',

https://insidetheperimeter.ca/discover/quantum-foundations/.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:59 pm

Guest wrote:FYI: 'Quantum physicists devise a new tool to study classical cause-and-effect.
Perimeter Institute researchers introduce a new technique called “inflation graphs” that helps unravel causal complexity and promises to prove even more powerful as computing capabilities increase.'

https://insidetheperimeter.ca/quantum-causality-inflation-graphs/.


Relevant Reference Link:

'Statistical method allows the detection of higher-order dependencies',

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-statistical-method-higher.html.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:49 pm

I don’t demand that a theory correspond to reality because I don’t know what it is. Reality is not a quality you can test with litmus paper. All I’m concerned with is that the theory should predict the results of measurements.”—Stephen Hawking, the late great scientist.

FYI: 'Quantum entanglement makes some scientists question the nature of reality. Here’s why.'

https://www.alternet.org/2020/03/quantum-entanglement-makes-some-scientists-question-the-nature-of-reality-heres-why/.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Thu May 28, 2020 5:40 pm

Wow! The Holographic Universe: What a beautiful idea! It may prove to be the most important idea in cosmology!

Relevant Reference Links:

'Holographic principle',

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_principle#:~:text=The%20holographic%20principle%20is%20a,boundary%20like%20a%20gravitational%20horizon.

"SPACE:
Information in the Holographic Universe:
Theoretical results about black holes suggest that the universe could be like a gigantic hologram
."
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Thu May 28, 2020 5:45 pm

Guest wrote:Wow! The Holographic Universe: What a beautiful idea! It may prove to be the most important idea in cosmology!

Relevant Reference Links:

'Holographic principle',

...

"SPACE:
Information in the Holographic Universe:
Theoretical results about black holes suggest that the universe could be like a gigantic hologram
."


https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/information-in-the-holographic-univ/;

'Einstein's Quantum Riddle:
Join scientists as they grab light from across the universe to prove quantum entanglement is real
."

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/einsteins-quantum-riddle/.
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Re: On "Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason"

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:38 am

Guest wrote:Some Food for Thought:

Does foundational quantum physics make sense? It works! But...? Hmm.

Relative Reference Links:

'Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason',

http://steve-patterson.com/quantum-physics-abuse-reason/;

'Mindscape 59 | Adam Becker on the Curious History of Quantum Mechanics',

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em7dkYZTetE.


FYI:

"The foundational problems of quantum mechanics (Ph2): These problems concern the fundamental understanding of quantum physics and especially
the important role that measurement and observation play in the description ofphysical reality. There are currently many interpretations of quantum physics,
including the classic Copenhagen interpretation, Everett’s controversial “many worlds” interpretation, and even more controversial ones such as the “participatory anthropic principle”.

In particular,
1. how does the quantum interpretation of reality, which includes the superposition of states and wavefunction collapse or quantum decoherence, give rise to what we perceive?

2. What are the actual causes of the collapse of the quantum wavefunction?

3. Are there non-local phenomena in quantum physics and, if they do in fact exist, are they limited to the entanglement revealed in the violations of the Bell inequalities and can they be observed?

4. What does the existence or absence of non-local phenomena imply about the fundamental structure of spacetime and how is this related to quantum entanglement?

Most modern physicists who work within quantum field theory perhaps no longer consider questions of the proper interpretation of the fundamental nature of
quantum physics to be of prime importance. Indeed, many may believe that the principle of decoherence is essentially an appropriate explanation; for example,
interaction with the environment causes the quantum collapse. However, dynamical models have been proposed to explain the collapse of
the wave-function and perhaps provide a possible solution to the quantum measurement problem, by proposing that the Schrodinger equation is an approximation to a stochastic nonlinear dynamics (with the stochastic nonlinear aspect becoming increasingly more important when progressing from microscopic systems to macroscopic ones) [158]. In addition, as in most other physical systems, evolution in time is central to the understanding of quantum systems. The time that is used to define evolution in quantum theory is clearly part of the classical spacetime manifold. However, this perhaps suggests that (5.) the present formulation of quantum theory is incomplete and that there ought to exist a reformulation of quantum theory which does not refer to classical time."

Source: 'Open problems in mathematical physics' by Prof. A. A. Coley.
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