In reality, decoherence explains the “classical character of the position of macroscopic objects” dynamically. The fact that the Moon should be thought of as having a well-defined position follows from the Hamiltonian (and the decoherence calculations), not from a pre-determined special role of the position. Moreover, decoherence (combined with consistent histories) solves many other conceptual problems of the Copenhagen quantum mechanics (especially the emergence of the boundary between “classical” and “quantum”), and therefore the reasons to abandon quantum mechanics keep on converging to zero.

— Saturday, October 16, 2004

— Causality and entanglement

— Lubos Motl

2012.11.03 Saturday ACHK