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I imagine Valentini would have an explanation. In fact he has argued that something similar should occur as remnants of entanglements from the early universe before matter became close to equilibrium and the quasi-classical domain emerged and that should give rise to non-local effects potentially observable today. OK it is due to entanglements but not to recent experimentally prepared entanglements as in EPR ad the Bell theorem.
Everett and quantum reality rules.
I read the preprint over the weekend after I saw a reference to it on Cosmic Variance. The implications of it are still just beginning to sink in.
I have for the last twenty years have been trying to persuade myself into getting a tattoo of Schrodingers wave equation, someday I will, or maybe not.
The Java based music player / organizer aTunes is fully cross platform and is in many ways comparable to Songbird in features.
MS is probably paying them back more in some other related deal in order to pay I/O Data for joining in the FUD campaign the way they bought all the others who "paid" for MS licenses on unsupported patent claims against Linux
The evolution of the State Vector is unitary and therefore deterministic. That is a consequence of unitarity, as all the probabilities must add up to one. Any quantum experiment you perform can only return a probabilistic result. This is independent of whatever interpretation of QM you prefer and is not dependent on the Copenhagen Interpretation.
Einstein did not like the elimination of determinism from physical theory and believed a theory showing hidden variables that would establish determinism might be developed. He and his co-workers Podolsky and Rosen (EPR) developed a thought experiment designed to act as a reductio ad absurdum of a non-deterministic QM.
Von Neumann provided a mathematical proof that eliminated all local hidden variables theories of QM. Einstein disliked non-local deterministic theories of QM more than non-deterministic ones as the principle of locality is essential to relativity.
Later it was realized that the EPR thought experiment could be developed into a real experimental test of QM via the Bell inequality. Experiments have been carried out with QM confirmed and Einstein proved wrong. Hidden variable theories that restore determinism have been shown to be impossible.
The physical world we live in is fundamentally stochastic and it is one of the consequences of QM.
"God doesn't play dice"
"Not only does He play dice, He does it with his hands behind his back"
Anyway lets hope Google Chrome and Linux kill Microsoft's desktop monopoly.
As for Openoffice Writer it is a great program and the compatibility is now superb. I have used it ever since it was first released and before that back to Staroffice 5. I use it at home to produce word documents, spreadsheets and presentations in MS formats for collaboration with colleagues at work. Back five or more years ago I had to check the document formatting in MS Office at work and tweak the formatting differences. Now I no longer need to do that and I can send them the documents straight away, even sending it to them by email directly from home.
4. Evolution works through mutation.
Errrrgghh... I disagree with Stephen Hawking. Ok, mutation helps, but you know what? Evolution doesn't need it. Most mutations result in a f*kup, not something useful. Evolution just needs seperate populations and/or environments. Eventually populations diverge and become more suited to their environments.
I feel weird....
Not only are you weird you are wrong on this point, though you were more or less right
on your first three. Evolution operates on variation. The ultimate source of variation is mutation. The fundamental source of mutation is radiation and other events at a quantum mechanical level. Therefore evolution is stochastic. Without mutation while their could be some limited evolution by genetic rearrangements, however there could no longer be any evolution of proteins which is the real driver of evolutionary change.
Does that explain it simply enough.