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Why physicists adhere to quantum theory despite bafflement

At Symmetry Magazine: Quantum field theory is rife with something mathematicians can’t stand: unresolved infinities. In a 1977 essay, Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg wrote that “[Quantum field theory’s] reputation among physicists suffered frequent fluctuations… at times dropping so low that quantum field theory came close to be[ing] abandoned altogether.” (But it was kept because it works. And what might that point to?)

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Is “Many Worlds” an atheist war on quantum mechanics?

Huyett: “As a graduate student in the 1950s, [Hugh] Everett was alarmed to discover that traditional quantum mechanics did not line up with his materialist commitments. He was repulsed by the fact that the human mind seemed to be given a special role—a conclusion that Everett thought smacked of the supernatural. ” So he set out to change the approach via his Many Worlds hypothesis.