On moon and mice. (Quantum wavefunctions CCC..)
'So the moon exists because a mouse is present to observe it?' - Albert Einstein
'You're not thinking, you're merely being logical' -Neils Bohr
The most obvious impact of the Quantum is wave functions. These are waves of probability, and cause many a confusion among the community. Coincidentally these people usually have little training in physics.
What I'm referring to of course is the interpretation 'Consciousness Causes Collapse (CCC..)' often confused with the Copenhagen interpretation (in a nutshell 'measurement causes collapse' MCC...). These are too completely different interpretations and are often substituted/confused with each other.
Of course the most common use of CCC is used by certain theists (not mentioning any names..) to assert God. What they fail to realize however, is that CCC would disprove God!
Here's how. Well, some assertions is that reality must be 'observed' to be real hence God observes everything, After all, what collapsed the wave function before life forms came to be? There are several key problems here:
1) According to the De-Broglie formula wavelength=h/p, the wave is so small, that it practially doesn't exist. For example a 46-g golf ball travelling at 30m/s would have a wavelength of 7.310-11 m. (Slightly larger than the radius of an hydrogen atom..) Massive objects require no collapse. The uncertainty of a tennis ball (position/velocity is about 10-33 ...)
What they fail to realize, is that wave functions only apply to small objects. When the wavelength is greater than physical length (such as an electron for example..) And as I will get to later, in an relativly isolated system.
2) Simple logic would assert that if God were observing everything collapsing their wave functions, we wouldn't see wave functions at all! This completely contradicts experimental evidence that wave functions do indeed exist and work in probability.
So two major problems right there. Where the second one disproves God. After all, why are we seeing wave functions if God is collapsing them?
Now, the confusion takes place with the Copenhagen interpretation. The wave function collapses when a measurement is made. This measurement need not be conscious. For example, when radiation is shot at a hydrogen atom, information is exchanged and the wave function collapses, that is the atom is now emitting information about it's properties (since the electron jumps back down to it's previous orbital and emits radiation....).
It is not some cosmic observer that collapses the wave functions, it's information.