Re: "Sagan and Velikovsky" to appear in local book stores
Bruce Baugh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 31 Jan 95 06:23:09 GMT
email@example.com (Paul J. Gans) wrote:
:Einstein wasn't really "wrong" on quantum mechanics. His
:difference with Bohr (among others) was more subtle. There
:are aspects of uncertainty and "randomness" in quantum
:mechanics (only one aspect of which is the notorious
:uncertainty principle) that are built into the math. Einstein
:agreed that the results of quantum mechanical calculations
:were indeed correct. He disagreed as to the "realness"
:of the uncertainty built into the theory.
:While the jury is still out on this, current thinking on
:the subject is that the uncertainty or randomness built
:into quantum mechanics exists in the real world. So to
:that extent, but only to that extent, was Einstein wrong.
That seems to me very importantly different from being
"wrong", and I am happy to take correction. Thanks, Paul!
Next time out I will be more precise.
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