Bill Todd skrev i meddelandet <81etmc$q1m$1 at pyrite.mv.net>...
>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.
i don't quite 'get you' , could you(anyone) elaborate on this a bit ?
>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.
bill, we are living in a practical 'reality' aren't we ?
what good is a 'theory' if it doesn't 'lead anywhere' ?
Yours in my ignorance