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Single Idea 20650

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 7. Eliminating causation]

Full Idea

The Uncertainty Principle implied that in the subatomic world cause and effect could never be measured.

Gist of Idea

The Uncertainty Principle implies that cause and effect can't be measured


Peter Watson (Convergence [2016], 05 'Against')

Book Reference

Watson,Peter: 'Convergence' [Simon and Schuster 2016], p.134

A Reaction

The fact that it can't be measured does not, presumably, entail that it doesn't exist. Physicists seem to ignore causation, rather than denying it. Can causation be real if it only exists at the macro-level, as an emergent phenomenon?