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Abstract: According to quantum theory, a measurement may have multiple possible outcomes. Single-world interpretations assert that, nevertheless, only one of them "really" occurs. Here we propose a gedankenexperiment where quantum theory is applied to model an experimenter who herself uses quantum theory. We find that, in such a scenario, no single-world interpretation can be logically consistent. This conclusion extends to deterministic hidden-variable theories, such as Bohmian mechanics, for they impose a single-world interpretation.
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Main result (informal version) - There cannot exist a physical theory T that has all of the following properties:
as today, this document is very cited and has many answers. All the troubles come from the removing of the uncertainty in interactions. Curiously, it is difficult to refute this analysis without refuting the Bell theorem which suffers from the same errors plus an imaginary Malus law plus a built in classical reference curve, no one knowing from where it came ( or else please tell exactly me how the reference was found ).
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