The Assumptions of MWI

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Of course not. The beauty of Copenhagen is that the assumptions and how the mathematics fits with our experience are all clearly stated. A solution of the measurement problem should be just as clear, and even better than Copenhagen.
Clarity is not hard to achieve if you just assert the desired results without trying to explain them. "How do fishes swim?" "By swimming, Silly!" But what on earth has clarity got to do with anything anyway?
 
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Clarity is not hard to achieve if you just assert the desired results without trying to explain them. "How do fishes swim?" "By swimming, Silly!" But what on earth has clarity got to do with anything anyway?

MWi solves the measurement problem!
 
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MWi solves the measurement problem!
Exactly. Much as I like MWI for its parsimony and its onticity I don't think people should claim more for it than it can provide. We don't actually know whether decohence in MWI does solve the measurement problem fully.
 

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