I 'think' I may finally understand Quantum Mechanics, thanks to a BBC TV program* some points it raised got me thinking about other elements to the problems presented.
Could quantum mechanics be simply potential (Schrodingers cat) and Newtonian physics, actual reality or big world and little world / plans and completed projects (how things could be and how they ended up in reality). It's like youth and age, with children being like water and exploring everything they can get their bodies into and their minds around (Trying anything and everything in their innocence). Age is the experience that has tried everything (passed it / on the way out / becoming obsolete) and sits on the fence of their learned prejudice ("Here be Dragons! Go no further!"). Their fear and their pain from experiences, stops them exploring further and rests on its laurels in its fear of the unknown (the new, the the different, the strange; the future in other words): Innocence and guilt as attitudes in other words - the persistence of the young, the tiredness of the old.
Is both skinny and fat.
How can that be
If energy is not free?
Bishop Berkeley and the quad is quantum physics before it was given any thought. To me it betrays another side to the argument, namely that of the self (ego, only aware of itself) and the other (the being, only aware of external reality - the materialist or Newtonian physicist). Okay, if the cat is 'inanimate' it doesn't know itself, if it is alive or dead. If it is 'alive' though, then it does know if it exists (is conscious). To clarify, there are two viewpoints here. If the cat has no reality of its own, it has the 'potential' to be both dead and alive. If it has its own life then Schrodingers 'belief' will have no effect on it (it is actualized / self created).
*It made me realize that what I thought was a clever observation, wasn't necessarily so. I had thought up to that point, that the results of the slit experiment were caused by electrical charge from the slit material itself and this hadn't been allowed for in the calculations ( ). The show disclosed that what was actually happening, via an illustration and description by physicist Jim Al Khalili.