Everyday Quantum Reality
David A. Grandy
Narrated by Tim Lundeen
Approximately 6 hours
Book published by Indiana University Press
Most people have heard about quantum physics and its remarkable, well-nigh bizarre claims. And most people would assume that quantum reality describes a world quite different from ours. In this book, David A. Grandy shows that one can find quantum puzzles, or variations thereof, in the backyard of everyday experience. What disappears in transferring quantum theory to the everyday is the theory's mathematical formalism, but that need not imply a loss of analytic rigor. If quantum reality is truly as elemental and ubiquitous as many thinkers suggest, then alternative or complementary perspectives ought to be possible, and with the proliferation of such perspectives, a more fully rounded understanding of quantum realityŚand everyday realityŚmight emerge. Everyday Quantum Reality is a step in that direction.
“Far from being completely counterintuitive and beyond our experience, the findings of quantum physics have many analogs in everyday life, which we have simply not seen because of the grip of the classical worldview on our thinking.... Everyday Quantum Reality makes an important and original argument.”
—Alexander Wendt, author of Social Theory of International Politics