Skip to comments.Quantum Mysticism: Gone but Not Forgotten
Posted on 06/08/2009 8:53:23 PM PDT by Maelstorm
In a recent paper published in the European Journal of Physics, Marin has written a short history, based on a longer analysis, of the mysticism controversy in the early quantum physics community. As Marin emphasizes, the controversy began in Germany in the 1920s among physicists in reaction to the new theory of quantum mechanics, but was much different than debates on similar issues today. At the turn of the last century, science and religion were not divided as they are today, and some scientists of the time were particularly inspired by Eastern mysticism. In his analysis, Marin lays out each players role and perspective in the controversy, and argues that studying the original interpretations of quantum mechanics can help scientists better understand the theory, and could also be important for the public in general.
Becoming aware of this subject would help general audiences realize that there are many other alternatives besides the ones offered by the disjunction between science and religion, Marin told PhysOrg.com. Science vs. religion is a very recent forced choice that the founders of quantum mechanics would have never recognized, much less accepted.
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With QM observations determine the outcome.
You lookin’ aT ME?
Well, there's an outcomes-based reply if I ever saw one!
As Niels Bohr said: “Anyone not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it..”