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Default Why do people so often misinterpret the ramifications of quantum theory in a



self-centered way? When we talk about experiments like the double slit experiment or the thought experiment of Schrodinger's cat, people seem very quick to interpret the results in a way that puts human cognition at the center of the universe. Why is this?
Even the idea that 'observation' affects reality is flawed, but the best physicists created this idea and clung to it very quickly. Why not rename 'observation' as 'interaction' to eliminate the confusion in such theories? Observation requires interaction, it is the interaction that collapses quantum probability, it isn't the observation.
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