Correcting quantum.

Author:Barr, Stephen M.
Position:CORRESPONDENCE - Letter to the editor

In "Faith and Quantum Theory" (March 2007), I mistakenly attributed to Peter Hodgson the view that Bohmian quantum theory is "the only metaphysically sound alternative."

Hodgson belongs, rather, to the school that rejects both the many-worlds and the Copenhagen interpretations of quantum theory, seeking a third way. Members of this school generally regard the Copenhagen interpretation as an abandonment of scientific realism, disbelieve in the kind of wave-particle duality that would have, say, a single particle going through two windows at once, and see the probabilities of quantum theory as reflecting the operation of hidden causes, as they do in classical physics, rather than any true indeterminacy.

Many members of this school...

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