[extropy-chat] Is Many Worlds testable?

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Sat Dec 30 16:36:36 UTC 2006

Russell Wallace

> put a detector at each slit to check which one the particle went through,
> but instead of displaying the result on a screen, record it to flash
> memory without looking at it. Interference pattern stays gone.

How do you know? You haven't looked at it.

> Erase the flash memory stick, throw it into an incinerator, feed the
> vapor into a black hole [1], the interference pattern still stays gone

I'll answer by quoting something you said about 2 sentences before "if you
_really_ destroy the record like in the above, the interference pattern
comes back". As Niels Bohr said, anybody who is not shocked by Quantum
Mechanics does not understand it.

   John K Clark

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