Gell-Mann, Hartle spin a quantum narrative about reality

By Tom Siegfried, 14:18 PM January 21, 2014

Second of two parts (read part 1)

Science is a map of nature. It helps you navigate your way through the world. And like all good maps, it provides just the essential information, not too much detail. (In technical terms, maps are “coarse-grained.”)

But science is more than a map. Science is also story about nature. And as a story, science also leaves details out, the way some movies omit a lot from their original books.

In the case of the natural world, the original book seems to have been writ...

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