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By: Neil B

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 20:44:45 +0000

Yes, QM is very weird and we still haven't IMHO solved the problem of "collapse of the wave function" (e.g. Schroedinger's Cat.) This is sometimes called the "quantum measurement paradox" (search that in quote.) I don't think the QMP has been resolved by e.g. decoherence interpretations either, nor do I believe in multi-worlds interpretations. At my site I discuss such issues and possible solutions to this question, with noted QM blogger Andrew Thomas currently discussing with me in comments.

By: Marcos Santander

Fri, 29 Jan 2010 21:33:44 +0000

Pretty good! It would be great to get Elvis here through some wormholes of some kind! ;) I think that there's a small mistake in their article though. It says that the Sun will shine anyway "regardless of its composition", and that's actually not true. The last "affordable" fusion reaction involves iron, so it would really matter if the Sun would be make of microwave ovens, or hydrogen. Also, with the mass of the Sun, we won't even get to iron, so I'm not sure if even bananas will do. I would love to see somebody testing that anyway!