The Quantum Leap of Logic
By Bryan Caplan
Quantum mechanics is often used as a club against common sense. I’ve heard dozens of variations on Scott‘s:
After all, quantum mechanics doesn’t sound plausible either—but it’s true.
Seriously, though, how does this argument amount to anything more than:
Common sense is an unreliable guide to claims completely outside of ordinary experience. Therefore, common sense is an unreliable guide to claims well within ordinary experience.
As Merlin says in Excalibur, “You’ll have to do better than that.”