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B How can Many Worlds be reconciled with unequal probabilities

  1. May 2, 2017 #1
    If I understand the many worlds QM interpretation correctly, for every quantum event the universe divides.

    However not all quantum events have a 50/50 probability. How does the many worlds interpretation deal with quantum events that have,say a 1/3 2/3 probability split?
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  3. May 2, 2017 #2
    I have been told that it is the probability that you end up in a certain branch. But that would suggest 'you' don't end up in a different branch. I find it puzzling.
  4. May 2, 2017 #3


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    That's essentially the problem of the origin of Born rule in MWI, which is an unsolved problem.
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