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jon4444
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Mar9-12, 09:53 AM
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Quote Quote by lugita15 View Post
It's perfectly consistent to believe that only human consciousness can collapse the wave function.
Well, this gets back to my original question. Say you had a double slit experiment, that creates a now-familiar interference pattern on inked paper. Are you saying that it's reasonable to interpret results as each time a human looks at the paper, he creates the interference pattern (since the human is bound in the same system as the inked paper and the particles/waves going through the slit)?

If this were true, shouldn't we expect that after a few billion humans looked at the interference pattern, some would see a slightly different pattern of stripes? (I.e., isn't this testable at some level?)

And to bring furry pets back in, what if you trained a dog to bark when he saw a certain pattern of stripes--are we to go so far as to bind the human hearing the bark into the same system?