"On the other side are quantum physicists, marveling at the strange fact that quantum systems don’t seem to be definite objects localized in space until we come along to observe them. Experiment after experiment has shown—defying common sense—that if we assume that the particles that make up ordinary objects have an objective, observer-independent existence, we get the wrong answers. The central lesson of quantum physics is clear: There are no public objects sitting out there in some preexisting space. As the physicist John Wheeler put it, “Useful as it is under ordinary circumstances to say that the world exists ‘out there’ independent of us, that view can no longer be upheld."
The assumed distinction between the nomena and the phenomena is unfounded and have never been proven from what I know.
Published: 04-29-2016 11:16 am
Updated: 04-29-2016 11:16 am
Another thing interesting with this epistemology is that if the reality experienced via the senses is not really real then you have to dismiss epistemologies based on empiricism like positivism and postpositivism which for most people are the very idealized version of science. There are groups which are working on the rhethorics of establishing non-empiricial epistemologies as superior to empirical but they have not succeeded yet and my guess is that this dude won't win that battle either.