May 27, 2014 at 10:06AM
"...dynamics always win over semantics." #readingToday

Perhaps the most important lesson one can take from quantum mechanics is that dynamics always win over semantics: in order to mean something at all , things first have to happen in a predictable way. Getting an answer that we can rely on is more important than understanding what it means about the inner workings of the system itself, because we are going to impose our own semantics on it anyway. As long as observers act as faithful transducers, converting observations into an effective model we can build from, it doesn't matter what the underlying semantics are, in the intermediate message channels or elsewhere in a place we cannot see. What we need to make progress is simply a way to remove the sensitivity of observations to the inevitable uncertainty they contain.

The Search for Certainty, Mark Burgess, 2013