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Book Review: The Symbiotic Universe by George Greenstein

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palf   5/17/2013 6:40:16 PM
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This business about going back in time (also called "delayed choice") is I think a mental prop for our poor minds, blown as they are when considering the quantum realm. What it really is? - there are no words and no concepts from our macroscopic worldview that do such a counter-intuitive system justice. I tend to use "wavicle" and leave it at that. Feynman famously noted that if you think you understand QM, then you don't!

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Max The Magnificent   10/7/2010 2:33:00 PM
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I think the answer to your question is Yes... or No... or Maybe (grin). You have to admit, this all makes the mind boggle, doesn't it?

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ben mcm   10/7/2010 12:47:23 AM
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this experiment has been done using light from a distant star. the light is passed thru photo interuptor switch, then a long tube with pin holes at either end and then thru the 2 slits, again generating the interference pattern. curve ball? does this imply a multiplicity of universes, the same experiment being performed in a multiple universes at the same time but interferring with ours? and each other?

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David Ashton   9/30/2010 10:07:18 AM
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JBS Haldane once said "The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine." (Actually I think he said it slightly differently, but the gist of it is the same.) It's books like this that make me sure he was right. Fascinating stuff.

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Max The Magnificent   9/17/2010 8:16:34 PM
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This is quite an old book now -- I know I've seen other "stuff" on this topic in Discover and Scientific American magazines. If you know of any more-recent books on this topic that you would recommend, then please let me know.

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