--On Thursday, September 24, 1998, 12:53 AM -0600 "Alan Ferguson" <alanf@shaw.wave.ca> wrote:
>> The Cramer interpretation excludes the foggy neither/both possibilities.
Since
>> Feynman models show that quantum interactions are a conjunction of
particles
>> shaking hands with virtual emissions going both forward and back in time
(as an
>> antiphoton is merely a photon traveling backward in time) which reinforce
each
>> other to create real particles transmitted between, and cancelling out
virtual
>> emissions outside the handshake by destructive interference, that there
is never a
>> state of indecision. The cat is always either alive or dead. The two
possible
>> choices are not both made (thus creating two parallel universes) only
one choice
>> is made, so there is only ONE universe resulting from a quantum
interaction, so
>> multi-verse theory is bunk.
>>
>> Mike Lorrey
> > If only one choice is made how does the double slit experiment work? > If the particle chooses a single slit, not both how does it interfere > with itself and generate a fringe pattern?
Read about the transactional approach,
http://mist.npl.washington.edu/npl/int_rep/tiqm/TI_toc.html.
Basically a wave, going forward in time passes through both slits, and hits
a point on the screen, which is very likely to be some place on the
inference pattern. This causes another wave to go backwards in time. The
path of intersection between the forward-time path and backward-time path is
what appears to be the path of a photoon particle. It is still random, which
slit this path appears to go through.