| On the End of a Quantum Mechanical Romance |

| | The phenomenon of interactive **decoherence** suggests that relevant kinds of higher level structures cannot exist in coherent quantum states, and it guarantees that even lower level structure can exist in coherent quantum states only so long as their interaction with their environment is kept to an absolute minimum. |

| | The problem, of course, is that such an interpretation, appealing only to the theoretical constructs which have emerged from **decoherence** theory to date, on the face of it requires either an ignorance interpretation or an 'ad hoc' addition (pace Josephson) of the power of **decoherence** to 'actualise' eigenstates. |

| | Indeed, the other outstanding problem in **decoherence** theory today, apart from interpreting probabilities, is the closely related problem of accounting for the uniqueness of the quasi-classical domain which arises from the processes of **decoherence**. |

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