‘QBists’ tackle quantum problems by adding a subjective aspect to science

By Tom Siegfried, 18:12 PM January 14, 2014

First of two parts

Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician-philosopher-theologian, was one of the 20th century’s most cerebral commentators on science, thought and humankind. In lectures compiled as a treatise called Science and the Modern World, he described the “century of genius” (the 1600s) during which modern science ascended, and humans began to grasp the rationality of the universe, ridding the world of “medieval fantasies.”

But that wasn’t the end of the story. Somewhere along the line, s...

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