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    A Schrodinger's Cat and the thermal interpretation

    My understanding is only very rudimentary, but I come up with similar issues as expressed in this thread with trying to figure TI. This kind of point sounds like something starting conditions could be considered as implicit hidden variables. You could look at TI from the point of view of it...
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    I The thermal interpretation of quantum physics

    Sorry late reply... That was non sequitur. I prefer to think of expectations values applying to individual measurements myself. However, maybe I was looking at TI too much through the lenses of the Ensemble interpretation. I can see how TI could apply to single measurement results, where on my...
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    I The thermal interpretation of quantum physics

    From what I can gather as a lay person after a quick glance and mostly guessing what it is about, superficially, the thermal interpretation appears like a redressing of the ensemble interpretation. Measurement seems to be redefined like an ensemble of measurements, so you are no longer...
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    A Does the MWI require "creation" of multiple worlds?

    I've been curious about a similar question to the OP which this thread has been circling around. I'm quite ignorant compared to most posters here though so please forgive imprecise use of words. (btw, because I always hear comments worlds splitting in MWI, it leads me to believe the worlds...
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    A Blue-eye paradox

    Well, I have thought it all through from many angles, and I can't see any cracks my self, but I often wast large amounts of time on impossible problems before I really understand exactly why they are impossible. The only way I can see to attack the problem is to try to think of a reason why a...
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    A Blue-eye paradox

    Yes, thank you, you are probably correct, I what little formal knowledge I have in this area has been long forgotten. Also, I don't think anything else I am saying leads anywhere particularly useful apart from being things my intuition doesn't like. I feel like either the instant application...
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    A Blue-eye paradox

    The correct number of days after the announcement, Alice no longer believes W2 is possible, but she already new W3 and W4 where not possible. The announcement affects a world that Alice already didn't believe existed, which is odd.
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    A Blue-eye paradox

    With the above graph, have you thought about worlds where no announcements where made? That question always confuses me, sometimes I think they can be safely ignored, but sometimes I think that has been assumed with out a fool proof justification. I was also considering similar thoughts to what...
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    A Blue-eye paradox

    I realised I keep confusing my self. I've been suffering a cold, and my ability to think clearly keeps abandoning me, and I have difficult even explaining what I am trying to understand.
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    A Blue-eye paradox

    What if there was only one blue-eyed monk and the guru didn't speak? Anyway, I think we are going around in circles and I am not sure how to explain my self better then I already have.
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    A Blue-eye paradox

    Although, I am not sure everybody quite understood the point I was bringing up, I'm pretty comfortable with my understanding of the puzzle and the paradox now. If applying the same inductive logic, the monks may all decide to leave, but if applying detective logic, they may all decide to stay. I...
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    A Blue-eye paradox

    Ok, I was wondering if that was your intended meaning of M1, M2, but ironically, I couldn't be sure until I got this extra information. I already understand all this, and I think you might be missing the point I am trying to make. Ok, this is where assumption comes in which I can't see the...
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    A Blue-eye paradox

    I find it very easy to get confused about this problem, however, my first instinct is that this statement is both incorrect and irrelevant. Why wouldn't Monk 1 already know that? And why would that knowledge make any difference? edit: sorry, I apologise if my tone sounded to aggressive
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    A Blue-eye paradox

    Perhaps I am confused, stupid and ignorant but… I feel like there is flaw in the solution to the problem as posed because the monks must determine what the guru’s behaviour would be in a hypothetical situation which is not observed. I It seems to a hidden assumption which I am confused about...
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    Can we violate Bell inequalities by giving up CFD?

    I have great difficulty seeing the relevance of counterfactual definiteness. Counterfactual Definiteness regards the results of measurements that are not made, but isn't any bell type experiment about a repetition of, two specially separated measurements that are made. I imagine the way out...
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