Backward-in-Time Causation?

  • Henry P. StappEmail author


Orthodox Quantum Mechanics is based on the idea that a physically described state of the universe exists at an instant of time over all of three-dimensional space, and advances, event by event, into an indeterminate future, leaving behind a fixed and settled sequence of past states. Certain phenomena associated with this chain of events appear to involve backward-in-time causation, but they are accommodated without introducing any actual backward-in-time action. It is important for a valid understanding of nature to understand how orthodox quantum mechanics accommodates seeming backward-in-time actions.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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