Quantum “Weirdness”

So far as we can tell everything is probably quantum. But it’s just that some quantum things seem more weird to us than others.

Our minds evolved to cope with situations in which the information most relevant to our survival consists of averages over large numbers of microscopic subsystems. For dealing with such averages the “classical” models of reality that we consider natural are good enough for survival (with the advantage of not requiring too much sophistication of the instincts we follow). It is only in specific (mostly artificial) contexts that the quantum nature of reality becomes relevant; so there has been no need for our instincts to take account of that, and so those instincts tend to be based on the classical approximation – and when that approximation fails it feels to us like “weirdness”.

The weirdness stops, not when things are “not quantum”, but just when (due to the averaging business) their quantum behaviour is well approximated by the classical models that correspond to our evolved instincts.

Source: (1000) Alan Cooper’s answer to There is a lot of weirdness in quantum physics at the sub-atomic level, but why does that weirdness stop once things are not quantum? – Quora

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