# Why Bohm's Quantum Theory?

@article{Zeh1998WhyBQ, title={Why Bohm's Quantum Theory?}, author={H. Dieter Zeh}, journal={Foundations of Physics Letters}, year={1998}, volume={12}, pages={197-200} }

This is a brief reply to S. Goldstein's article “Quantum theory without observers” in Physics Today. It is pointed out that Bohm's pilot wave theory is successful only because it keeps Schrödinger's (exact) wave mechanics unchanged, while the rest of it is observationally meaningless and solely based on classical prejudice.

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