Re: Interesting Article

Damien R. Sullivan (
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 10:30:56 -0700 (PDT)

On Sep 23, 4:09am, wrote:

> Yes, the Transactional Interpretation which someone else has already
> mentioned. AFAIR he uses the relativistic Schrodinger Equation, points
> out that it has two solutions -- one going forward in time and one back --
> and the end result is that the cat is always either alive or dead, but
> the decision isn't made until you open the box.

Are these advanced and retarded waves at all related to those of the Lorentz gauge in classical EM? My EM textbook said there were multiple ways of dealing with Maxwell's equations, and described two: the Coulumb gauge, where the potential throughout the universe reflects the charge distribution throughout the universe *at that moment*, and the Lorentz gauge, which had these waves going up and down the timestream.

But if I recall correctly, Gribbin's idea required the universe to be closed, didn't it? Otherwise you don't get the proper reflection from the future, or something.

-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-)