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A "poor understanding of quantum mechanics" is seen in the exaggeration of the observer's role. But also some confusion from history and philosophy of science. Since antiquity construction tasks have been discussed in geometry, without anybody asking silly questions about the imputed constructor. The coordinate system, a cartesian invention par excellence, ...


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From the perspective of experimental design the issue or question seems to be non-testable and therefore does not qualify as a scientific question. The design would need to show that under condition A with observation that collapse is present and under condition B without observation then no collapse is present. But condition B appears to be impossible ...


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Who made the last conscious choice to act, knowing the likely outcome of his/her action? Does Charlie reasonably believe that his bullets will continue to miss Bob because he doesn't know about Alice? Does he know that someone might possibly block the safe path without him seeing it, and is therefore acting with reckless disregard for Bob's life? Did ...


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Long comment (too long for a comment) regarding my preceding comment's link to     https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11229-016-1304-9 I think that might be analogous to what you're trying to think about in the following way, which is analogous in some ways, but very different in other ways... You introduce C as a "cause" with mutually ...


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EDIT 2019-12-22 If C is a cause in a non-deterministic system leading to mutually exclusive and jointly exhaustive outcomes Y and Z, and at time T, C causes Y, to answer the question why Y and not Z will inevitably be a function of the context. That is to say, your example of a causal system is an abstraction, and the only answer in the abstract sense is ...


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Each effect would be dependent on the causes preceding it - Y or Z would be given depending on what calculations resulted. This would be easier with a concrete example, however, there are usually more than two factors that are happening at T. I'm not sure how this would refute determinism.


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Excuse me for being a little nasty, but your profile says A-level student, whereas I think you just made an F-level remark in your premise       "I can repeat the same measurement and get different results at each time" Wanna try again, i.e., repeat your statement and try getting a different result:)? When you >>first<< make a ...


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