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Philosophy of the Uncertainty Principle

  1. Mar 31, 2015 #1
    what are the philosophical conclusion one can arrive at from the Uncertainty Principle?
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  3. Mar 31, 2015 #2


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    The truth lies in the math. When Heisenberg tried to explain it visually with his microscope he failed and had to be corrected by Bohr.

    Beyond that will likely depend on what interpretation you ascribe to and philosophical view. Discussion of interpretations is on topic in this forum - but philosophy is off topic.

  4. Apr 1, 2015 #3


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    The conclusion is that philosophers have a hard time to understand quantum theory, because many of them don't want to study physics but talk about it without understanding it properly, which leads to a very sad waste of paper. SCNR
  5. Apr 1, 2015 #4


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    Philosophical discussions are of little relevance to the physics itself. Philosophical discussions are therefore generally not allowed on Physics Forums. This thread is closed.
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