Re: "Naive Realism" and QM

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 09:45:51 +1000

On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 04:30:21PM -0700, Lee Corbin wrote:
> Your point about the squared modulus is well taken. Just why
> *probabilities* emerge from squared amplitudes, I couldn't
> tell you. I'm not sure that anyone knows---as I recall, many
> this is related to the basis problem of the MWI (though
> Deutsch and others say that decoherence takes care of
> everything, though).
> Lee

This is simply the Born rule - I give a derivation of the Born rule in
my paper "Why Occam's Razor". Some other people on this list have
asserted prior derivations of the Born rule also, which wouldn't
overly surprise me as its not that mysterious.


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