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Comment author: Dreaded_Anomaly 28 May 2011 02:38:47AM *  1 point [-]

Quantum mechanics makes a multitude of predictions which have been experimentally verified. Yes, it's inconsistent with general relativity. Newtonian mechanics is inconsistent with Maxwell's equations, which led to the theory of special relativity. Special relativity contains those other theories, which are inconsistent by themselves. If there's a better theory which can describe both quantum and gravitational phenomena, it will contain quantum mechanics and general relativity. The experimentally confirmed results of quantum mechanics will still be relevant in their domain, just as F = ma is still a useful equation today for objects with velocities much less than the speed of light.