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Question about naive questions

  1. Jan 15, 2009 #1
    Lets say that someone (I see it happens quite often) is asking "How photon can go thru 2 slits at the same time?" or "How electron can be a particle and wave at the same time?"

    What is a right way to answer such questions? It is correct to give answers based on the Copenhagen? Or may be we should tell about other interpretations?

    PRO: historically the first interpretation.
    PRO: may the the simplest? (this is controversual)
    PRO: It is so complicated that after an information about multiple interpreations people can get absolutely lost.
    CON: people can be stuck with the very first interpretation thet are given
    CON: due to non-local nature of WF collapse people tend to ask more and more questions about ETL etc - so may be Copenhagen is the simplest one but not the best one? (this is controversual)
    CON: Do we have a right to hide a truth, a right of not giving a choice to chose 'their' interpretation?

    What do you think?
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  3. Jan 16, 2009 #2


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    Dmitry, if you visit my blog, you will see one possible way how such questions can be answered.
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