“Clashing” is a strong word. Apart maybe from our discussion about how to talk about 16 year old Greta Thunberg, I think our disagreements didn’t come even close to a real “clash”. But -yes- I think I disagree with her amongst others about the definition of free will. I don’t know how common the term “free will assumption”, which she describes in her blog post really is, but she says anyways: “Keep in mind that superdeterminism just means statistical independence is violated which has nothing to do with free will.” So this “free will discussion” is not really important here.

My blog post about the quantum computation game makes use of an *analogy* to describe quantum weirdness. I actually continued a bit on this analogy, but haven’t posted it yet. I have no idea whether she was inspired by this blog post.

I wrote about Bell’s theorem here. On Wikipedia the question of statistical independence is described here. I actually thought before that the statistical independence of the hidden variables is part of the realism assumptions, but it seems the nomenclature is (now) not so. I have no opinion about superdeterminism. I think I would need to see, or conduct some experiments myself to say more. Moreover I left academia in 2010, after a postdoc position in Munich was suddenly not prolonged as promised. I am now very far from all of this.

According to Wikipedia Sabine Hossenfelder has had research positions at Nordita and the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies since 2009 without teaching obligations, she still leads the “Analog Systems for Gravity Duals” group. Hence I guess she spend quite a time with the questions of the Bell theorem. Furthermore Nobel laureate Gerard’t Hooft who was appointed a Senior Fellow Laureatus at the FIAS (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies) in 2016, is also a proponent of super determinism, if I understand correctly. He reviewed her article “Rethinking Superdeterminism”.

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What do you say about that?

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