many-worlds interpretation


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many-worlds interpretation

[¦men·ē ′wərlz ‚in·tər·prə‚tā·shən]
(quantum mechanics)
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Stoeger comments on the hidden variables interpretation and the many-worlds interpretation, noting that "though we cannot rule out these approaches, I consider them less adequate than others, either because of the difficulties in meshing them with special relativity, their lack of fruitfulness (e.
According to the Many-Worlds Interpretation, the decay of the radioactive atom splits the universe into two copies, thereby realizing both possibilities: decay and no decay.
Both time lines are correct and in full compliance with the Many-Worlds Interpretation of QM.
If these billions upon billions of sprouting universes are not "real" in the same way our universe is real, but only imaginary artifacts, then the many-worlds interpretation is just another way of talking about quantum events.
Quantum mechanics and the many-worlds interpretation that have been ascribed to this physicalist model illustrate how an alternative referent is posited for scientific theories.
E's father came up with the Many-Worlds interpretation, a branch of quantum mechanics that implies all possible alternative histories and futures are real.
For example, on the many-minds variant of the many-worlds interpretation experimental outcomes are restricted to mental states of observers, while on Bohm's theory and GRW they involve positions (of pointers, or particles in the brain, or some such).
Apart from a few people (whose sincerity, I confess, I have sometimes doubted), the many-worlds interpretation as it is usually expounded today is apt to convince nobody.