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Quantum Physics and Universal Determinism Audiobook

Quantum Physics and Universal Determinism: A Dialogue

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In this fictitious dialogue, it is clearly explained how quantum physics is deterministic and how it is indeterministic, and it is also clearly said what Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle is.

©2016 John-Michael Kuczynski (P)2016 John-Michael Kuczynski

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    SCOTT 09-26-16
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    "great discussion of determinism"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Quantum Physics and Universal Determinism to be better than the print version?

    it would have better, but the narrator was not good


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Quantum Physics and Universal Determinism?

    when the author was explaining the relative nature of determinism; that was kind of mind-blowing.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    she was slow, did not articulate the material, and it was not clear which of the two characters was talking


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes, the discussion of state variables


    Any additional comments?

    it's more a discussion of general principles of physics and metaphysics than quantum, but kuczynski does beautifully and illuminatingly discuss the two really, really importance concepts, namely that of an interference effect and that of a state variable

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Avi 09-27-16
    Avi 09-27-16
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    "a clear discussion of foundational issues"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Quantum Physics and Universal Determinism to be better than the print version?

    slightly, but the narrator wasn't very good


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Quantum Physics and Universal Determinism?

    the discussion of the different kinds of determinism


    What didn’t you like about Judy Rounda’s performance?

    it was slow and uneven. too slow


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes, the part where Heisenberg's uncertainty principle was being explained in lay terms


    Any additional comments?

    this book is for people who really want to understand foundational issues. the usual pseudo-intellectuals who read pop-physics will be turned off, since this book does not validate their palaver and glib reasoning. it was refreshingly authoritative.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Max 09-27-16
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    "concise yet deep"
    If you could sum up Quantum Physics and Universal Determinism in three words, what would they be?

    uncertainty properly explained


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Quantum Physics and Universal Determinism?

    the explanation of the quantum in terms of the macro


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the part where the relative nature of determinism is explained


    If you could give Quantum Physics and Universal Determinism a new subtitle, what would it be?

    the concept of interference


    Any additional comments?

    kuczynski hits the main points, doesn't get bogged down in nonsense. lesser minds will feel exposed and will likely flail and hiss. I wish i'd read this 20 years ago instead of wasting my time listening to clucks posing as savants.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 07-31-16
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 07-31-16 Member Since 2016

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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    "Short, Self-Published Philosophy (not science)"

    Einstein would assuredly not love this. It misses completely all the interesting aspects of Quantum Physics that Einstein and Bohr debated. There are numerous misunderstandings about what experiments tell us about quantum reality. It basically proposes that a deterministic wave function version resolves quantum questions. Well, it kind of does, but the author does not follow the consequences of this theory. The assumption the author makes (after taking measurements on entangled particles into account) just about forces one into acceptance of Everett’s Universal Wave Function (i.e. Multi-World). The author does not get this far and seems to think the measurement problem in quantum physics is about disturbing the system. It is not, as the Einstein and Bohr discussions on entangled measurements (and Bell Test Experiments) show.

    This “Unified Theory” does not unify anything. Of the three in this series I tried, this is the weakest and likely my last, as it demonstrates the author’s attraction to abstract philosophy and inattention to experimental reality (science).

    This author is clearly well intentioned, but seems deluded.

    The acoustics of the narration is pretty bad. It is a dialog which the two speakers are distinguishable mainly by the different (both high) levels of distortion in the audio.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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