Everett's Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics is discussed in the context of other physics disputes and other proposed kinds of parallel universes. We find that only a small fraction of the usual objections to Everett's theory are specific to quantum mechanics, and that all of the most controversial issues crop up also in settings that have nothing to do with quantum mechanics.
- Pub Date:
- May 2009
- Quantum Physics;
- Physics - Popular Physics
- Replaced to match published version. 16 pages, 2 figs, 1 quantum poll. In "Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory and Reality", S. Saunders, J. Barrett, A. Kent &