reconcile quantum mechanics with your atheism
How do you reconcile quantum mechanics with your atheism? Clearly the Schrodinger's cat paradox leaves the door open for Bishop Berkeley type idealism whereby consciousness creates reality and God is the ultimate observer (aka Wigner's friend) who sustains all that reality via observation. To what extent do you think the majority of physicists believe in this very Christian somewhat solopsist version of the Copenhagen interpretation? Do you reckon it is a minority or just a few whack jobs that take it to this extreme an interpretation? It bothers me.
I think I adhere to a many worlds interpretation or at least a consistent histories interpretation because I can't believe that human consciousness creates reality. It smells like quasi-religious bullshit to me. However the cat paradox still leaves my atheism a little vulnerable as there does not seem to be any conclusive evidence about the existence of a multiverse, yet. However it is preferable to the alternative Copenhagen interpretation, even when it is more prosaic. Do you think a many worlds or multiverse approach is becoming a more popular interpretation among physicists these days? I'm hoping you will know more about this than me because I am worried that quantum physics leaves the door open to idealism and/or God. I'm interested in your beliefs and opinions as a fellow atheist.