- Oct 29, 2013View SourceOn 29 October 2013 07:28, <john.h.spencer@...> wrote:--
"...and stats are an objective feature of the world, not a reflection of our ignorance or experimental error."
Short answer = no.I admit not having read your long answer yet, but, for short,let me recall Jules Vuillemin's closure of his Necessity or
Contingency, Stanford, CISLI, 1996, pp. 264-65 :
« [...] the probability amplitude, which is generally
« a complex quantity, does not figure among the elements of reality.
« To obtain a probability we must multiply two conjugated probability
« amplitudes. This means that, when we attribute that amplitude to
« a system, it is attributed neither as an actual property or magnitude
« nor as an actual disposition or propensity to having such property or
« magnitude, but as a purely virtual disposition or propensity to having
« it. The second-order potentiality, as it were, thus put into play is no
« longer the measure of an ignorance that might have some chance
« of being only provisional. It is physical. It describes nature. »Best, -dino buzzetti