In its original formulation, quantum physics lacked a theoretical foundation. The math wasn’t derived from obvious first principles, it was selected because it matched experimental results.
I’ve always been sympathetic to Einstein’s famous assertion “God doesn’t play dice with the world.” In my public health training, I regularly and fruitfully used statistics and probability theory. Ideologically, they struck me as concessions to pragmatism. Human beings are too complex, their measurable attributes innumerable; we cannot know enough about them to accurately describe […]