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science = determinism?

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Wed Nov 24 08:48:24 EST 1999


* Will Dwinnell wrote:

> My point is that this belief that there is no randomness in reality is
> an assumption.

And an assumption that has been generally understood to be wrong for
about 70 years, since the discovery of quantum mechanics.  There are
`deterministic' explanations of QM -- in particular the many-worlds
theory -- but they don't help you actually predict things as you can't
tell which world you'll end up in until you make the experiment.

--tim




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