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originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: InTheLight
That's great. Where in Einstein's work is this covered?
noun ei·gen·state "+ˌ-
: a state of a quantized dynamic system (such as an atom, molecule, or crystal) in which one of the variables defining the state (such as energy or angular momentum) has a determinate fixed value
singular: quale : plural: qualia
n. quality considered as an independent object; essential distinctive quality; a term used in philosophy to refer to individual instances of subjective, conscious experience; "The 'what it is like' character of mental states. The way it feels to have mental states such as pain, seeing red, smelling a rose, etc."
WRONG! And the number of physicists who get this spectacularily wrong is frightening. The whole point of the thought experiment was to show that the assumption that a particle was in multiple states until "observed" was wrong.