Probability, preclusion and biological evolution in Heisenberg-picture Everett quantum mechanics

  title={Probability, preclusion and biological evolution in Heisenberg-picture Everett quantum mechanics},
  author={Mark A. Rubin},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  • M. Rubin
  • Published 19 November 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
The fact that certain "extraordinary" probabilistic phenomena--in particular, macroscopic violations of the second law of thermodynamics--have never been observed to occur can be accounted for by taking hard preclusion as a basic physical law; i.e. precluding from existence events corresponding to very small but nonzero values of quantum-mechanical weight. This approach is not consistent with the usual ontology of the Everett interpretation, in which outcomes correspond to branches of the state… 
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