Mystics don’t believe in probability. They would rather resort to consciousness than to the rational explanation of subatomic phenomena, which is crucially based on probability. And
There is no explanation for probability itself!
As Richard Feynman so famously said, if you try to “understand” the (probabilistic) quantum mechanical phenomena, “you’ll go down the drain.” Insisting on the lingual understanding of probabilistic processes can have detrimental consequences, not only at the quantum level, but also at the level of classical physics. The chance of getting 6 heads in throwing 10 coins is fairly high (about 20%), while the chance of getting the same proportion of a million coins, namely 600,000 heads, is a decimal fraction with more than 8500 zeros after the decimal point … practically zero! Now divide the million coins into 100,000 groups, each group having ten coins. Gary Zukav may ponder:
The question is, “How does each group of ten coins know that it is part of a million coins and therefore it should avoid showing too many heads, as it would if it were an isolated group of ten coins?” As we toss a million coins, is it not possible that the members of each group of ten tell each other “Remember, we are now only one of 100,000 teams, so let’s not show our heads.”?
Are the coins conscious just as Zukav’s photons are conscious?