Re: virus: QM and hidden variables

Marie Foster (
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 08:53:29 -0800

David McFadzean wrote:
> This information is relevant to a recent thread...
> <>
> 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.

David, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for sharing your
discoveries with the list. I am reading the one you put up yesterday
from the Aussie (whose name I can not remember as I type). I am
enjoying it very much.

I will check out the Hot Bits asap.

Again, while we may launch a few missles your way, I want you to know
how much I appreciate your maintaining your good humor with all of us.