Re: Many Worlds invalidated?

From: Jesse Mazer <>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 15:34:16 -0400

Hal Finney wrote:

>The MWI is just the quantum formalism minus
>wave function collapse and is therefore perfectly compatible with this
>experiment, since the experiment is itself compatible with the quantum

Would this experimental result actually be predicted by the quantum
formalism, though? It sounds like they had a setup similar to the
double-slit experiment and found a small amount of interference even when
they measured which hole the particle traveled through, but I thought the
quantum formalism predicts that interference would be completely destroyed
by such a measurement.

Either way, the claim that this supports the transactional interpretation
but not the MWI interpretation can't be right, since both are supposed to be
equally compatible with the quantum formalism.


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Received on Mon Apr 26 2004 - 15:39:19 PDT

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