Certainly one important measure of the 'success' of a theory is its ability
to predict situations beyond those that led to its formulation. In this
aspect, QM is successful indeed.
It's not clear that any of the points (save possibly the last) you mention
are relevant to measuring the success of a theory, however: they only
relate to its applications.
patrik bagge <patrik-b at online.no> wrote in message
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>> >Nonsense. Ever heard of probability theory?
> >Quantum mechanics (in one interpretation) is probabilistic, but most
> >certainly is a hard science -- one of the most successful scientific
> >theories in existence, in fact.
>>> successful, in what aspect?
>> 1) human good
> 2) animal good
> 3) practical equipment
> 4) money
> 5) a-bomb or qm-bomb
> 6) energy that warms our house
> 7) search for God