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Measurements, philosophy: A) the problem of measuring is discussed in the context of interpretations of quantum mechanics. B) the comparison of D. Davidson's attribution of linguistic meanings to measurement is taken up in other theories.

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W. Poundstone on Measurements - Dictionary of Arguments

I 98-104
Duplication / ratios / knowledge / perception / Poincaré: Assumed, overnight all lengths have doubled - would we notice something? - Poincaré: No - I 102f SchlesingerVsPoincaré: different changes: Gravity: 1/4 as strong as before, density: 1/8, air pressure: 1/8, - mercury thermometer burst - Pendulum: Day length root 2 longer - the speed of light is growing by the same factor (measured by Pendulum) - other clocks: no slower (srping force) - open question: whether the other conservation laws remain constant.
I 104
When all the atoms are increased, then the electron has to cope the uphill quantum leap with double the distance and needs a doubled energy expenditure - > huge temperature drop.
I 120
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Poundstone I
William Poundstone
Labyrinths of Reason, NY, 1988
German Edition:
Im Labyrinth des Denkens Hamburg 1995

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