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No one can understand [quantum] theory until he is willing to think of "psi" as a real objective field rather than just a "probability amplitude", even
though it propagates not in 3-space but in 3N-space.

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When I was a student I had much difficulty with quantum mechanics. It was comforting to find that even**Einstein** had had difficulties for a long time.
Indeed they had led him to the heretical conclusion that something was missing in the theory:
"*I am, in fact, rather firmly convinced that the essentially statistical character of contemporary quantum theory is solely to be ascribed to the fact
that this theory operates with an incomplete description of physical systems".* More explicitly,
*"in a complete physical description, the statistical quantum theory would (...) take an approximately analogous position to the statistical mechanics
within the frame of classical mechanics*".

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Discussing how physics might develop,**Born** wrote: *"If a future theory should be deterministic, it cannot be a modification of the present one (...)
How this could be possible (...) I leave to the determinists to worry about"*.

**J. S. Bell**, Speakable and unspeakable in quantum mechanics

Cambridge University Press (**1987**).

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When I was a student I had much difficulty with quantum mechanics. It was comforting to find that even

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Discussing how physics might develop,

Cambridge University Press (

I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.

The more I think about the physical part of Schrödinger's theory, the more disgusting I find it: what Schrödinger writes about the

Malgré la possibilité d'un échec final, il paraît donc utile de reprendre par sa base le problème très difficile de l'interprétation de la Mécanique Ondulatoire, afin de voir si l'interprétation actuellement orthodoxe est vraiment la seule que l'on puisse adopter.

[La Mécanique Quantique], que je connais bien, puisque je l'ai longtemps enseignée, est très puissante et conduit à un très grand nombre de prévisions exactes, mais elle ne donne pas, à mon avis, une vue exacte et satisfaisante des phénomènes qu'elle étudie. Cela est un peu comparable au rôle joué naguère par la thermodinamique abstraite des principes qui permettait de prévoir exactement un gran nombre de phénomènes et était par suite d'une grande utilité, mais qui ne donnait pas une idée exacte de la réalité moleculaire dont le lois de la thermodynamique des principes ne donnaient que les conséquences statistiques.

Let me say at the outset that I am opposing not a few special statements of quantum mechanics held today (1952): I am opposing the whole of it, I am opposing its basic views (...), shaped when

This relationship [group velocity = particle velocity] is very attractive: in particular it tempts us to interpret a particle of matter as a wave-packet due to the superposition of a number of wave trains.This tentative interpretation, however, comes up against insurmountable difficulties, since a wave packet of this kind is in general very soon dissipated.

"Have you noticed that

Our present quantum mechanical formalism is not purely epistemological; it is a peculiar mixture describing in part realities of Nature, in part incomplete human information about Nature - all scrambled up by

The

The Bohmian approach, in its turn, formally mimicking

According to the probabilistic interpretation these trajectories [given by the "

It is in this way that the wave "

The Uncertainty Principle is not a result particular of quantum mechanics, but general of any wave theory, since

In my view,

While Mathematics and Physics formed during centuries a single branch of the

Nonlocality is profoundly antirational, antiscientific. It violates common sense, logic and relativity all at once, not to mention its total lack of empirical support. No previous "méprise" in the history of Physics, not the Ptolemaic solar system, phlogiston, cold fusion, or whatever, violates the fundamental precepts of logic, the essential tool of scientific pursuit, to the extent that the concept of nonlocality does. Allowing something so violently antirational to be a cornerstone of a fundamental science with little protest, or, what's worse, with wonderment, is beyond mind boggling. That nonlocality was not taken as a symptom of error, but celebrated as a profoundity, from the distance of future times will earn scorn.

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