Ok, then I think I roughly see your reasoning, I just wanted to check what your thinking was, because I like most of your posed questions about QM issues in past posts, but not always your answers. This intrigues me.
I appreciate Smolin's question in that papers. I also share your views that a fundamental theory should resolve the issues with the QM formalism.
But this point (common reasoning to stat mech) is exactly what I do not quite like about his supposed resolution.
This relates to
"A possible solution to the problem of time in quantum cosmology"
where Smolin ponders
"What is then needed is a new approach to statistical physics based only on the evolving set of possibilities generated by the evolution from a given initial state."
Isn't it interesting that the foundational issues of QM, really seem inseparable from issues arising in QG? This is why I have problem with the idea that these aren't related. To me the "new statistics" I seek, that I thought Smolin was afte in the above paper (but then again, maybe not?), should answer to us what inertia is, and how the inertia proves to be a key to the stability in a new crazy statistics.
If anyone on here, radically differs in the view from anything yet put forward, it would be interesting to here a completely new perspective? anyone?