virus: QM and hidden variables

David McFadzean (
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 16:24:43 -0700

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But hidden variables aren't the way our universe works--it
really is random, right down to its gnarly, subatomic roots.
In 1964, the physicist John Bell proved a theorem which showed
hidden variable (little clock in the nucleus) theories
inconsistent with the foundations of quantum mechanics. In
1982, Alain Aspect and his colleagues performed an experiment
to test Bell's theoretical result and discovered, to nobody's
surprise, that the predictions of quantum theory were correct:
the randomness is inherent--not due to limitations in our
ability to make measurements.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Kumo Software Corp.