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Is it possible to reproduce the energy spectrum of quantum chaos using classical cellular automata? It's hardly impressive to reproduce harmonic oscillators.

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Possible duplicate: physics.stackexchange.com/q/32502/2451 –  Qmechanic Aug 18 '12 at 12:45
    
@Qmechanic: That is not an exact duplicate; in fact, it's not even close. It's just inspired by the same general idea. –  Peter Shor Aug 18 '12 at 22:27
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Some say it's trivial, some say it's impossible, some say it's hardly impressive, some say it's wrong wrong wrong. For me, it's as if I hear Moslem extremists argue with Jehovah's witnesses. Isn't is about time that we consider the mathematical equations? The simpler the systems we are discussing, the more transparent things become. What we could try to agree about is that there's nothing mystical about QM. If a "universe" is very small, "ontology" doesn't mean so much anymore, but just consider such systems, and ask yourself what they could become when you replace them by more complex worlds. –  G. 't Hooft Aug 20 '12 at 21:04
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@Dilaton nobody was saying it wasn't a valid question, you know –  David Z Dec 28 '12 at 20:02
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@Dilaton: If you feel a q should not be closed, a "this should not be closed" comment doesn't help that much. It's better if you explain why it should not be closed. Also, generally speaking, a dupe question doesn't need to be "invalid" to be closed--closing a dupe redirects answering efforts to a centralized location. However, in this particular case I do agree with you that it should not be closed. –  Manishearth Dec 28 '12 at 20:06
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