QM: Bohm/was Re: Interesting Article

Technotranscendence (neptune@mars.superlink.net)
Thu, 24 Sep 1998 09:11:39 -0400 (EDT)

At 08:30 AM 9/24/98 -0700, Zeb Haradon <haradon@acsu.buffalo.edu> wrote:
>> 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,
>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.

I've not been following this discussion closely. Quantum physics comes up quite often in these circles and, typically, the determinists square off against the indeterminists or some other dualism forms. It seems this is happening again.

Rather than take sides, I'd like to know if anyone has discussed Bohm on this list? If so, what do all of you think of his idea of quantum potential?


Daniel Ust