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David C. Ullrich ullrich at math.okstate.edu
Mon Jun 4 16:17:45 CEST 2001


On Mon, 04 Jun 2001 01:02:37 GMT, Darren New <dnew at san.rr.com> wrote:

>"David C. Ullrich" wrote:
>
>> That's assuming that physics is not all wrong. And
>> probably I should not have said what I did the
>> way I did, because my impression is that there
>> is really no such thing as complete information
>> about a physical system.
>
>Last I heard, the "hidden variable" theory was disproved by the Bell
>Inequality. I.e., there's no information in a system that is just
>invisible but really controlling when the atom will decay. Instead, that
>information just isn't there. Apparently, you can actually do
>experiments to tell the difference. <boggle ;->

Boggle indeed. Actually the "no-hidden-variables theorem" goes
back to before Bell (I think to VN); coming up with that
inequality and the experiment to test it was kind of incredible.

I forget where I saw this:

"Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of."

>Darren New / Senior MTS & Free Radical / Invisible Worlds Inc.
>       San Diego, CA, USA (PST).  Cryptokeys on demand.
>     This is top-quality raw fish, the Rolls-Rice of Sushi!



David C. Ullrich
*********************
"Sometimes you can have access violations all the 
time and the program still works." (Michael Caracena, 
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.misc 5/1/01)



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