Drew Smith<quoted text>
And the evidence for any of this is...?
Quantum mechanics doesn't say that you can't observe an electron. It says only that you can't identify the electron's *exact* location.
But if one has no evidence for the existence of the mountain, on what rational basis can one claim that the mountain exists?
That is my posit....The evidence will be developed....It might be that my posit is part of the evidence. I will have to think on the symmetry of this a bit. But the evidence itself may be assymetrical.
Actually an electron is mostly space, so what are we apparently observing? I don't know.
Does one need evidence for a rational basis/claim?
This is actually two question.
In general, I think no for both, because one might use reason instead of evidence.
Answer: I could be led into a room blindfolded and hear someone turn a light switch. By reason I think it is either to turn it on or off. There is no evidence the light is on or off.
So the question is the light on, or off, I cannot determine and that there is no evidence?