Re: Free will (was: Re: Nucleus Accumbens Transplant)

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 10 Dec 1998 11:42:24 -0500

John Clark wrote:

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> Michael Lorry <>
> >Feynman called them path integrals, where all possible paths are taken by virtual
> >particles, but the one path which reaches the target first is the one where a photon
> >actually exists
> We can calculate the path of a particle detected by our instruments by adding together the
> infinite number of paths it could have taken, Feynman found how to do this.
> >can easily explain the phenomenon of the interference pattern
> I think even Feynman would say that "explain" is too strong a word, it works but it's very hard
> to form an intuitive mental picture from it. He once said "I think it's safe to say that nobody
> understands quantum mechanics", and "It's pointless to keep asking yourself how things could
> possibly be so crazy, they just are". Feynman was not big on philosophical interpretations but he did
> like Many Worlds the best, or at least disliked it the least.
> >our history would constantly be changing around us by large magnitudes.
> Some physicists such as Murray Gel-Mann like everything about the many Word's Interpretation
> except the name, he calls it the Many histories interpretation.

Another way to disprove it is to look at the sky. Since relativity restricts such timeline shifts to local space, then we should be seeing large sections of the universe changing constantly in front of us by large amounts. Stars, clusters, nebula, and galaxies should move, morph, and pop in and out of existence all the time. Since the don't then Many Worlds is bunk.

Mike Lorrey