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However you, Salviati, to my surprise, suggested that we should pursue this idea more seriously and examine the possibilities of such an approach to the problem. Salviati There seems to be no question that a suitable "hidden variable theory" of the microsystems is capable of explaining all the observed facts. Many people have given examples of such theories, some of them intricate and ingenious, but we need not concern ourselves with the close examination of such examples to convince us of the truth of such possibilities.
With a few exceptions destined for the specialist, all of this dialogue can be read and understood by anybody with sufficient interest in the epistemology of modern science. Many of the passages used are more or less faithful reproductions of actual conversations or statements from correspondence and published material. The three interlocutors do not represent actual persons, however. They are composite characters, each representing a current tendency. I hope that living persons who find themselves thus "quoted" are satisfied as to the accurateness with which their opinions are represented.
48-1984. 1´2dc2089-15372 CIP 1 2 3 4 5 93 92 91 90 89 Page v Contents Foreword vii Preface of the Reporter xiii Introduction xv First Day 3 Second Day 27 Third Day 49 Fourth Day 67 Notes 99 Additional Readings 107 Page vii Foreword Douglas R. Hofstadter Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition Indiana University It has always struck me as both odd and sad that so many people turn to science fiction or video games to be titillated by strange and eerie fantasy worlds, when the strangest and eeriest world of all is the real worldspecifically, the world of quantum phenomena, as revealed in the first third of the twentieth century.