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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are selected for their expected interest for our readers. Some letters are sent to reviewers for advice;
 

Summary: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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THE REAL SCANDAL OF
QUANTUM MECHANICS
The real scandal of quantum me-
chanics is that so many physicists still
insist on thinking about quantum phe-
nomena with classical ideas. Hobson1
advised us that the universe "is made
of" quantized fields, preferring that to
"manifestations of a wave function,"
used by Kampen2
in his letter. The
wave function is merely an intellectual

  

Source: Henry, Richard C.- Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

 

Collections: Physics