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27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 2. Thermodynamics / c. Conservation of energy
Quantum 'wave collapses' seem to violate conservation of energy [Papineau]
     Full Idea: The conservation of energy is apparently violated by 'wave collapses' in quantum systems.
     From: David Papineau (Thinking about Consciousness [2002], A 7 n15)
     A reaction: One could imagine it being a little harder to verify the conservation of energy at the quantum levels, where particles and anti-particles pop in and out of existence. I've been wondering why there is some suspicion of collapses.