# “Seismic” new paper on quantum mechanics?

November 19, 2011 | Posted by News under Cosmology, News |

*Nature* thinks this paper could “rock quantum theory to its core”: Excerpt:

“On a related, but more abstract note, the quantum state has the striking property of being an exponentially complicated object. Specifically, the number of real parameters needed to specify a quantum state is exponential in the number of systems n. This has a consequence for classical simulation of quantum systems. If a simulation is constrained by our assumptions – that is, if it must store in memory a state for a quantum system, with independent preparations assigned uncorrelated states – then it will need an amount of memory which is exponential in the number of quantum systems.” – Matthew F. Pusey, Jonathan Barrett, Terry Rudolph, “The quantum state cannot be interpreted statistically”

Recalling the *New Scientist* editor who, acknowledging that the riddle of free will is unsolved, is convinced that there is no free will, due to the compete derminism of the universe: One asks, How could he know that, if it would be exponentially difficult to even specify a quantum system (which is not determinist anyway)?

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Quote that makes my day:

of related interest:

It is important to note that the following experiment actually proved that information can be encoded into a photon while it is in its quantum wave state, thus destroying the notion, that was/is held by many, that the wave function was not ‘physically real’ but was merely ‘abstract’. i.e. How can information possibly be encoded into a entity that is not physically real but is merely abstract? It simply would not be possible!

Here’s the entire article from Nature:

a few notes on the ‘Real Physical Entity’ of the Quantum wave Function:

It is important to note that the following experiment actually proved that information can be encoded into a photon while it is in its quantum wave state, thus destroying the notion, that was/is held by many, that the wave function was not ‘physically real’ but was merely ‘abstract’. i.e. How can information possibly be encoded into a entity that is not physically real but is merely abstract? It simply would not be possible!

Further notes on the ‘spookiness’ of quantum wave collapse:

This following experiment extended the double slit experiment to show that the ‘spooky actions’, for instantaneous quantum wave collapse, happen regardless of any considerations for time or distance i.e. The following experiment shows that quantum wave collapse is ‘universal and instantaneous':

And of course all this leads us to this question. “What does our conscious observation have to do with anything in collapsing the quantum wave function of the photon in the universe?”, and furthermore “What is causing the quantum waves to collapse from their ‘higher dimension’ in the first place since we humans are definitely not the ones who are causing quantum waves of photons to collapse to their ‘uncertain 3D wave/particle’ state?”,,, With the refutation of the materialistic ‘hidden variable’ argument and with the patent absurdity of the materialistic ‘Many-Worlds’ hypothesis (which denies the reality of the quantum wave function altogether), then I can only think of one sufficient explanation for quantum wave collapse to photon;

In the following article, Physics Professor Richard Conn Henry is quite blunt as to what quantum mechanics reveals to us about the ‘primary cause’ of our 3D reality:

Now, I find all of the preceding, that we have gone over, to be absolutely fascinating! A photon, in its quantum wave state, is found to be mathematically defined as a ‘infinite-dimensional’ state, which ‘requires an infinite amount of information’ to describe it properly , which can be encoded with information in its ‘infinite dimensional’ state, and this ‘infinite dimensional’ photon is found to collapse to each individual point of observation in the universe, instantaneously, and thus ‘non-locally’, to just a ’1 or 0? state, out of a infinite number of possibilities that the photon could have collapsed to instead!!!,,, Now my question to materialistic atheists is this, “Exactly what ’cause’ has been postulated throughout history to be completely independent of any space-time constraints, as well as possessing infinite knowledge and power, so as to be the ‘sufficient cause’ to explain what we see in the quantum wave collapse of a photons to each observer in the universe???