# The Magical “Born Rule” and Quantum “Measurement”: Implications for Physics

## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction: Quantum to Classical

## 2. Explicit Collapse vs. “Magical” Collapse

## 3. Linearity vs. Nonlinearity and Locality vs. Non-Locality

#### 3.1. Quantum Theory

#### 3.2. Classical Physics

#### 3.3. The Magical “Born Rule”

## 4. Quantum Space ≠ Real Spacetime: Some Physical Consequences

#### 4.1. Consequence One: No “Quantized” General Relativity

#### 4.2. Consequence Two: No “Zero-Point Energy” or Cosmological Constant Problem

#### 4.3. Consequence Three: Quantum “Particle” Reactions Do Not Happen in Spacetime but in Hilbert Space

#### 4.4. Consequence Four: No Black Hole “Information Paradox”

## 5. Some Proposed Alternatives to “Orthodox” Quantum Mechanics

#### 5.1. Everett/Many Worlds

#### 5.2. Explicit Collapse

#### 5.3. de Broglie–Bohm

## 6. Summary and Conclusions

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## Conflicts of Interest

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