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The probability wave is the electron's probability wave and it is both places. You are very inconsistent in your thinking; at one point you agreed with the article I linked which says the probability waves are real and this gives rise to the many-world hypotheses. Now you are talking like the probability wave is not real but some phantom, mathematical abstract, or spirit. So, is the probability wave real or not? Whether the wavefunction is real or not the electron is said to be in two places until it is observed; a position held by leading physicists.<quoted text>

No, you are misunderstanding these experiments. The well confirmed experimental fact is that QM is upheld in every case. Instead of the electron being 'in both boxes', the probability wave is. The electrons are only detected at the *end* of the experiment, when the wave has had a chance to interfer (or not).

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No, you are misunderstanding what happens in these experiments. Let me focus on a specific example: the quantum 'bomb detector':

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elitzur%E2%80%93...

In this experiment, a photon is passed through a half-silvered mirror, which allows the photon to go one of two paths: either by a bomb or a different path that avoids the bomb. If the bomb is a 'dud', a photon taking the path by the bomb will not be absorbed, while if the bomb is 'usable', the photon will certainly be absorbed and the bomb will explode. If the photon takes the path away from the bomb, the bomb does not explode in either case.

After, the two paths are brought back together, allowing interference to happen. There are two detectors: A and B. The experiment is adjusted so that interference from the two paths is complete, sending a signal to A and not to B. If only one path is taken, both A and B fire with equal probability. Such a setup can be done in practice.

What happens? Classically, there is no way of knowing there is a usable bomb without it exploding: the path around the bomb gives no information, but the path by the bomb will make the bomb explode. There is no way to determine a bomb is usable and NOT to explode it.

Quantum mechanically, the *probability wave* starts going through *both* paths no matter what. If there is a dud, both paths are fully taken, there is complete interference, and only detector A fires. But if there is a usable bomb, the part of the probability wave going past the bomb is blocked, so no interference happens. In that case, A fires half the time and B fires half the time. But now, if B fires, we *know* the bomb is usable even though it did not explode! We end up detecting half of the usable bombs.

This experiment (obviously not with bombs) has been done and the results agree with quantum mechanics.

This shows the 'reality' of the probability wave even if the photon 'does not go past the bomb'. In reality, the probability wave goes through both paths and either interfers or does not depending on whether there is a bomb. This happens even if only one photon is 'in the aparatus' at a time.

Notice that it is NOT consciousness that determines the results here.

If you have another, specific, experiment that you think shows the electron (or photon) is 'actually' in two places at a time as opposed to the probability wave being so, please give a link.