**1.** General Term: **Classical** **Mechanics**
**Classical** **Mechanics** A branch of physics that deals with the effects of energy and forces on the
motion of physical objects, based on the work of Isaac Newton and on
three-dimensional Euclidean geometry, also called Newtonian

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**2.** Divine Action Topic: Berry, Michael. Chaos and the Semi**classical** Limit... the presence of chaos in **classical**
**mechanics** and its absence in quantum **mechanics**. If **classical** **mechanics** is the
limit of quantum **mechanics** when Planck s constant h can be ignored, why does a system appear nonchaotic
according to

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**3.** Divine Action Topic: Cushing, James T. Determinism Versus Indeterminis... the importance of quantum **mechanics**. His
central point is that considerations of empirical adequacy and logical
consistency alone do not force one to chose the indeterministic view of
quantum **mechanics** as found in the Copenhagen

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**4.** Physics Topic: Gods Providence and Quantum **Mechanics** if we recognize that the **classical**
world is not an irreducible given but a result of the quantum
world . Thus the laws which describe the **classical** world are approximations
to the laws of quantum **mechanics** which describe how the

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**5.** Divine Action Topic: Russell, Robert John. Divine Action and Quantum M... Action and Quantum **Mechanics** : A Fresh Assessment."
Robert John Russell develops
and extends the thesis that, if one interprets quantum **Mechanics**
philosophically as pointing to ontological indeterminism, then one can
construct a

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**6.** Physics Topic: Thermodynamics, Chaos, and Complexity of time" contrary to **classical**
**mechanics** , for which all phenomena are reversible in time.
By the end of the nineteenth century, it had been shown that
**classical** thermodynamics could be reduced to **classical** **mechanics**
via statistical

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**7.** General Term: Quantum Theory in quantum
**mechanics** (i.e., quantum statistics) is not only strikingly different from
**classical** chance (as in the familiar bell curve), it actually gives
rise, in a bottom-up way, to the basic

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**8.** Divine Action Topic: Clarke, Chris. The Histories Interpretation of Qu... problem of quantum **mechanics**: if it is a generalization of, and not an
alternative to, **classical** **mechanics** , should we not use it to describe all of
physics in a unified way? Yet if we do so, the theory predicts that macroscopic
phenomena

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**9.** Divine Action Topic: Polkinghorne, John. Physical Process, Quantum Eve... suggests that the standard **classical**
account of macroscopic processes may need to be reconsidered. Complex **classical**
systems point to the presence of a pattern-forming causality of an holistic
kind (active information).

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**10.** Intelligent Design Topic: How Can an Unembodied Intelligence Interact with t... Bohmian approach to quantum **mechanics** merely shifts what's problematic in the **classical** view to Bohm 's quantum potential). Richard Feynman was right when he remarked that no one understands quantum **mechanics**. The "**mechanics**" in "quantum

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