Following my promise, here is an extract revealing some of my thoughts:
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Quantum Fractals: From Heisenberg's Uncertainty to Barnsley's Fractality
4.4 Event Enhanced Quantum Theory
It is a common belief of quantum physicists and of other enthusiasts of quantum theory that "everything is quantum". And if it not yet, „it should be quantized". Why? Because, they say, everything is build of atoms, and atoms belong to the quantum world and obey quantum laws. That is what they say.
But let us examine this logic. While it is true that quantum theory applies to atoms, and it does with an amazing success, it does not follow that `everything about atoms" must be quantum. Protons, electrons, they have their masses and electric charges. Is the unit of the electric charge fluctuating?
Is it random? Indeterminate? Did we ever notice „complementarity" between the electric charge and some other quantity? The answer is „no". It seems to be constant.
We are not able, today, to explain this constancy. It seems that we have a conservation law here, a law that can be related to some deeper symmetry, „gauge symmetry" as we call it, yet invoking this symmetry does not help us in understanding the deeper nature, or a „mechanism" that works behind the scenes. We are not able to „compute" the electric charge starting from some first principles. We are also not able to calculate from such principles the value of the dimensionless „fine structure constant" that is related to charge e, speed of light c; and Planck constant h. Quantum theory is of no help here. And yet these are distinct properties of the quantum world.
Quantum waves are known for their interference eeffects. The two-slit experiment, with electrons emitted one after another, as in Tonomura's and earlier experiments, is an example here. We are now able to get similar effects with huge molecules consisting of hundred of atoms, yet we do not see such eeffects with tables and chairs and cats. These effects occur in very special experimental arrangements.
Quantum effects would be impossible without first setting up proper conditions that are described in terms of classical concepts. Quantum theory without classical logic, classical concepts, classical language, is meaningless.
We do have macroscopic quantum eeffects, like in supersensitive quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) used for measuring of ultra-weak magnetic fields. Yet in these quantum devices, together with superconducting elements obeying quantum laws, we have also classical electric circuits, without which SQUID's would be useless (see Fig. 4.11, p. 252).
With time we will probably discover more and more macroscopic quantum phenomena, perhaps even on a cosmic scale. Yet they will occur within the classical framework. We, human beings, are partly quantum and partly classical. Why should we deny this observation?
In a sense quantum theory „explains" why it is so difficult to have quantum phenomena on a macroscopic scale. But is it a real explanation when quantum theory itself remains unexplained? As Richard Feynman succinctly puts it: „Nobody understands quantum theory".
Usually quantum physicists blame the „environment" for the fact that quantum phenomena are not a part of our everyday experience. But what exactly is this „environment"? Splitting the universe into „a system under observation" and „environment" is subjective. Attempts to make it objective have failed, and they must fail, because the very concept of a „hard splitting" is classical. Why not accept this fact from the very beginning?
Talking about the system and its environment may be useful, may be even good FAPP („for all practical purposes"), but it does not belong to „fundamental physics". It has nothing to do with „Laws of Nature", it has everything to do with what is convenient. It is certainly not in the spirit of, as the French philosopher Bernard d'Espagnat terms it, „objectizing physics". Therefore why not try the "Columbus solution"?
Christopher Columbus, when challenged with the problem of how to make an egg stand vertically, the problem that others could not solve despite their eefforts, simply broke the shell from one end - the simple and bold idea that did not occur to others, but which was still within the unspoken rules of the game. Therefore, in simple terms: Not all is quantum.
While the future is uncertain and may need quantum description,the past is rather well set and can be described in classical terms. Even if the past can be partly erased, nevertheless it belongs to the classical world. Facts and events are classical, and their formal description should be based on classical concepts. Possibilities (or „propensities") belong to the quantum world.
The past is evidently coupled to the future. Past events can influence future possibilities and probabilities. Probabilities, when they actualize, create events that form the past. EEQT, the Event Enhanced Quantum Theory, is a mathematical model that describes such a coupling through equations and algorithms. Equations describe the continuous time evolution of statistical averages. Algorithms describe creation of histories which then can be statically averaged over.