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

@article{Rubin2020ProbabilityPA, title={Probability, preclusion and biological evolution in Heisenberg-picture Everett quantum mechanics}, author={Mark A. Rubin}, journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics}, year={2020} }

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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