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    The Refutation of Bohmian Mechanics

    I don't think that's crazy, just not verifiable; it's a natural if exotic philosophical extension of existing concepts. I enjoy your view, although I don't share it, while we're playing with the notion of MWI why not explore the exotic probabilities? In some ways, your idea emphasizes for me why...
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    The Refutation of Bohmian Mechanics

    I agree with your view; I've never understood why deBB is taken as even remotely mainstream. Your point about MWI and Occam's Razor is enough for me frankly.
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    The Refutation of Bohmian Mechanics

    This is the exact means by which it has "tapdanced" Varon; it keeps adding to the problem without solving anything. Instead of wave-particle duality you have a pilot wave. Position is preferred, MWI is implied, and so on, and this is all on top of the formalism. I'd say: It's deBB that's...
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    The Refutation of Bohmian Mechanics

    High class slang, that's a new one on me, sorry if I've been confusing. Tap dancing is a kind of dance that involves a lot of fancy moves with the feet, so the metaphor is dodging around the major issues with words or small compromises. To put it another way, instead of tapdancing, let me...
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    The Refutation of Bohmian Mechanics

    To further clarify, the issues you (Varon) raise are what I mean by deBB tapdancing around the issues that killed its contemporary non-standard theories.
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    The Refutation of Bohmian Mechanics

    I'm saying it's the last non-standard interpretation of QM left, with the rest being dead and gone thanks to the Bell Asatz. deBB, and this is just my opinion, is only alive because of its ability to tapdance around the real issues at hand, which I doubt will be a lasting state of affairs. Ist Klar?
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    The Refutation of Bohmian Mechanics

    Simple, the rest of the alternatives to QM have gone the way of the dinosaurs, leaving QM and its interpretations, and deBB, that's it.
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    The Refutation of Bohmian Mechanics

    I would have said that deBB is the wishful thinking; the last of the truly wishful thinking really. It certainly ends up being MWI in denial for all ontological purposes, it's just a beefier way of getting there. MWI being the ramifications of a non-local and non-realistic universe with...
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    The Refutation of Bohmian Mechanics

    I'm sorry, but I don't understand what emergence is in this context. In addition, it seems to me that an ontology is secondary to a working theory, which is why QM has been such a raving success despite its ontological shortcomings. Do people really expect that an interpretation of two...
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    The Refutation of Bohmian Mechanics

    Does anyone here really think that any given interpretation of QM accurately describes physics, or is this just wheel-spinning for its own sake? It really seems like a bunch of very smart people working like mad on stationary bicycles to me.
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