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60 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 March 2008 04:08AM

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Comment author: anon16 05 June 2008 03:11:00PM -1 points [-]


You're attacking the wrong argument. Just look up the electron double-slit experiment. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-slit_experiment) Its not only about the observer effect, but how the probability that you say doesn't exist causes interference to occur unless an observer is present. The observer is the one who collapses the probability wave down to a deterministic bayesian value.

It sounds like both you and the author of this blog do not understand Schrodinger's cat.