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The real issue is whether quantum mechanics applies macroscopically. I think this is a basic error because of P.W. Anderson's "More is different," i.e. large scale phenomena are not described by a linear unitary Schrodinger-Dirac-etc. equation in an entangled configuration space of ~ 2^10^123 dimensions. Rather, because of post-inflation spontaneous symmetry breaking we live in a multi-layered multi-colored vacuum "superconductor" with a set of LOCAL ORDER PARAMETERs described in Frank Wilczek's "Lightness of Being." Indeed, I have shown how Einstein's curved spacetime is emergent from EIGHT QCD gluon Goldstone phases that are potentials for the gravity tetrad/spin connection c-number fields of our local spacetime. The macro-quantum coherent LOCAL reality of general relativity is described by a set of Cartan zero form potentials with ~ 10^123 topological singularities on our future event horizon hologram screen (Bohm-Aharonov effects for gravity field) described by a low energy effective set of Higgs-Goldstone c-number scalar fields that obey a non-unitary, nonlinear LOCAL Landau-Ginzburg class of equation in which there is no P = |Psi|^2 probability rule (it is there for the quantum noise of course that couples to the c-number vacuum ODLRO fields)

That is, "More is different"

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Now, whether or not my particular model outlined above works is not the point here. I could be wrong. What I say, unlike the theological counting of strings and membranes, is Popper falsifiable. Tipler might be wrong in his basic assumption and so might I. If I am right, then the 'tHooft/Susskind solution of black hole information physics would need to be reexamined since a unitary S-Matrix for horizons in general becomes dubious. My point is to ask the right questions and not accept dogmas like the universal validity of orthodox quantum theory outside its battle-tested domain of validity.

One does not need quantum nonlocality for a multi-verse - classical general relativity allows a multiverse at Tegmark's Levels 1 & 2. Tipler assumes Level 3 and that is what I argue against.

On Sep 19, 2010, at 10:35 AM, Gary S. Bekkum wrote:

Nonlocality as Evidence for a Multiverse Cosmology
Frank J. Tipler
(Submitted on 16 Aug 2010)
I show that observations of quantum nonlocality can be interpreted as purely local phenomena, provided one assumes that the cosmos is a multiverse. Conversely, the observation of quantum nonlocality can be interpreted as observation evidence for a multiverse cosmology, just as observation of the setting of the Sun can be interpreted as evidence for the Earth's rotation.

Gary S Bekkum