Here’s a recent diatribe from Dr. Paul Sutter on Quantum Theory. It is both hilarious and tragic. False priors caused this quantum mess.
I think at least part of the issue is that quantum mechanics is dissatisfying to some who study it. Why should we accept that the best science can do is a probability of outcome? Particle assemblies have multiple frequencies and we don’t know where in the wave equation the reaction is going to occur. Instead of throwing up our hands and capitulating to probabilities, this is a clue for where to look for a solution. The QM proponents were very aggressive in using QM to wall off certain lines of investigation. Sometimes I wonder if it was on purpose.
For my part, I called B.S. as soon as I began reading about QM. I understand it is an effective theory. I simply can not accept limitations on the search for an implementation to nature. GR also presents certain limitations conceptually due to its geometry. The beauty of pure geometry appears to distract in some sense from the search for an implementation of that geometry. Oddly, physicists are correct that nature is ultimately a dynamical geometry, but GR and QM stopped a few assembly levels short of the goal.
J Mark Morris : Boston : Massachusetts