Quantum Mechanics

Trekking along the Church Green in Witney, England.

Free will, moral responsibility and quantum mechanics

One quirk of quantum mechanics is that, in the realm of elementary particles, things are probabilistic. Knowing that our mind and body are made of these elementary particles, perhaps this probabilistic nature of them provides a basis for free will and moral responsibility despite a deterministic world. Probabilistic may it be, if we claim ownership…

Fresh produce by the street in Tirana, Albania.

Choices in Multiverse

Quantum mechanics is odd. Human-scale objects have a definite location at any given time. But particles at the quantum scale? Before a measurement, it can anywhere, and nowhere, at the same time! For decades physicists have been studying it intensively. With countless experiments, what we can say about things of the very small is that…