Re: Everett

Damien Broderick (
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 11:24:50 +0000

At 03:59 PM 7/30/97 -0600, Brent Allsop wrote:
>Hal Finney <>,
> Thanks for your brilliant answers, Hal!

Good, wasn't it? I have one reservation - I don't know that one can really
combine decoherence and the Everett model, which seem to be alternative

>Do you have any kind of references to where I
>could read more about these "many studies showing how this kind of
>environmental interaction transforms the state from a quantum
>superposition to a classical mixture"? Maybe even a source
>approachable by someone as stupid about physics as I am?

Hal will surely suggest some useful texts, but one that I found enjoyable
(if somewhat difficult) is Murray Gell-Mann's own THE QUARK AND THE JAGUAR.
He helped develop the decoherence model.

Damien Broderick