Verse versus verse continues in the discussion over at The Digital Cuttlefish. This is another extract.
5. THE PHYSICAL EVENT OF OBSERVATION
A phenomenon is "observed" when an observer becomes aware of it. This requires the observed system to affect the ultimate observer system, which is known to be localized in the brain and probably in the cerebral cortex.
Zeh, H. D. (1979). Quantum Theory and Time Assymetry. Foundations of Physics, Vol 9, pp 803-818 (1979).
This was no time for sleep;
This was no time to eat;
There were comments to write
Using metrical feet.
All that old, old, old phi -
All that phi had to die.
We shoveled the verses;
Thoughts shoveled them back,
Until out of the blue came a Quantum Attack.
It was Little Cat Zeh, a dualist dealer
And out of his hat he extracted
Zeh implied "Let's make space for a god of the gaps:
All things that my Wheeler observes must collapse!"
You see, if we grant this wild Wheeler admission
And let his conceit go, then superposition
Descends on all universe parts unobserved
And keeps all their possible presents preserved.
"Oh no!" I said, "Cuttle, please fetch me a mop.
This anthropocentric conceit has to stop!"
I called up a friend who'd seen all this before
And told him the problem...