The Quantum-Mechanical Frame of Reference

The theory presented here utilises Bertrand Russell’s concept of logical types to resolve the great paradoxes of the new physics. The analysis produces a simple new explanatory principle that ratifies the existing interpretations : Hermann Weyl in relativity, Hugh Everett in quantum theory.

This is a treatise in applied epistemology, based solely on well-established work in the field; I am not a physicist and no new physics is proposed. The explanation presented shows that there is nothing wrong with the existing well-honed science of relativity and quantum theory. The famous paradoxes arise solely because of the worldview we naturally take for granted, which results in fundamental category errors. This worldview is incomplete because the protagonist is not included in the science.

As defined by Everett, the protagonist is the record of observations, here the ‘world hologram’. The physical reality encountered is a ‘world superposition’, and this provides the ontology for a world that operates exactly as described by Quantum Bayesianism: determinate solely where observed. Schrödinger’s cat is simply how such worlds work. There is only the appearance of the enactment of the quantum mechanical dynamics.

As Weyl states, the entire system is static and appearance of the passage of time is produced as consciousness passes through the space-time.  The Now that cannot exist in physics, as greatly lamented by Einstein, is this moving frame of reference.

The main points are summarised in Multisolipsism below. This is essentially the ontology of the many-minds concept and the confirmation of Everett.

Multisolipsism

Part 1 – Many-Worlds Reality

Part 2 – Logical Types In Time Evolution

Part 3  Inside-View Physics

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