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The theory of virtual particles in Quantum Mechanics is in contradiction with it. The basic interpretation of the Heisenberg principle is that the real world is what can be measured. If there is an uncertainty, there is a probability. So we live in a probabilistic world. Virtual particles are non existent according to this interpretation!!!
This is the basic scientific experimental point of view, not the fundamental interpretation integrated in QM as the Copenhagen Interpretation. It is clear that it means that there is no possible deterministic solution. The fact is, many Physicists take it as cash, many others disagree in silence. QM is prisoner of itself because of that. The sentence is infinite raise of complexity over time.
By saying that there is no deterministic solution beyond QM, they just applied the Uncertainty to the letter, it is the limit to Reality, not just experimental limit. There is many articles about that as i am sure you know. I remember that virtual particles were once controversial about this. But there is no other standard modeled alternative explaining the effects theorized by them.
No, i agree with it but i say that it is an experimental limit only.
The virtual particles are way under the uncertainty principle due to their extremely short lives.
According to the standard interpretation, they are not real. They never changed the standard interpretation.
Einstein and Schrodinger never believed in that interpretation (the cat in a box).
i knew you would say that. You cannot denied that QM is taught as a probabilistic reality. It simply denies the possibility of a deterministic model better than itself. It is at least the way it is presented in most QM books and in most universities, if not all of them... And the link with the "cat in a box" is simply that it is another implication of the same interpretation of the uncertainty principle : any good model should be probabilistic. Where does it come from? Why electrons around a nucleus are represented by probability clouds that we must see as the ultimate reality? Where does it come from? Bohr's answer to the cat in a box never changed that, but it should have...
I never said that i prefer a deterministic theory, i just said QM denies new deterministic theories. I should have said it denies all new theories not coming from QM itself... You seems not to make any difference between the Uncertainty Principle and its official interpretation about Reality that had profound theoretical implications over the years.