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    I think most people, when they think of Quantum Mechanics fall into two groups.
    1) Those that believe in hidden variables, etc. Let us call it the "realist" position.
    2) Those that believe particles are in-fact in a superposition multiple of states. There are still many interpretations, but let us call this the "orthodox" position.

    The video I linked gives a thought experiment to distinguish the two.

    But I'll reproduce the classical part of the experiment that was presented, and issue a challenge to see what sorts of explanations people create.

    Challenge:Come up with an explanation of what is happening in the following thought experiment:




    Should add the patterns observed hold for countless (thousands at least) measurements, and should be thought to continue forever.

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    this is old news man you barely found this out?

    maybe now that you understand that reality is not what you always thought it was you can understand why this might work.



    the Germans even participated in this triple blind experiment.

    Entangled Minds: Water crystal replication study

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJ123 View Post
    this is old news man you barely found this out?

    maybe now that you understand that reality is not what you always thought it was you can understand why this might work.



    the Germans even participated in this triple blind experiment.

    Entangled Minds: Water crystal replication study
    I found it a while ago. It's just recent discussions have promted me to bring it up again.

    Also, the explanation given is actually a very simple quantum mechanical explanation, and did not involve space bending, faster than light information travel, consiousness interacting with matter, or anything of the like.

    Accept the past. Live for the present. Look forward to the future.
    Robot Fusion
    "As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance." John Wheeler
    "[A] scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy." Richard Feynman
    "[P]etabytes of [] data is not the same thing as understanding emergent mechanisms and structures." Jim Crutchfield

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