From: Ian Wright (wrighti@ACM.ORG)
Date: Tue Jan 03 2006 - 13:51:16 EST
Hi Antonio I think it weakens your agument because it seems irrelevant, like pulling a rabbit from a hat. It's well documented by Sokal etc. how postmodernist theorists have used various popularizations of quantum mechanics to add authority to irrealist arguments. I think you arguments stand on their own without the additional appeal to quantum mechanics. I read the New York Times article you mentioned. I do not understand how it could be read as evidence of the mind-dependence of reality. Rather, it seems to be an ongoing debate within physics of the meaning and adequacy of quantum mechanics. The Copenhagen interpretation, although influential, is not universally held. I think we should let the physicists work through their conceputal difficulties. Jerry's agnosticism is a healthy attitude. -Ian.
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