The last post was just about Object permanence-the idea that objects continue to have material existence when out of sight.
We can extend the method to make a clear comparison between material reality and abstract quantum theory.
Method 2 ; Person 1 takes the clock and places it , standing on its base or feet, under a small blanket or towel so that it is completely covered. Person 1 leaves the room. Person 2 enters the room, having a two sided coin. The coin is flipped and placed on back of one hand prior to exposure. If a head side of the coin is exposed, the person leaves the room without touching the blanket. If a tails side of the coin is exposed, the person smashes the blanketed area and then leaves the room.
Person 1 re-enters the room and removes the blanket.
Result. Either an intact OR a broken clocks seen.
There is either the material template to produce an observation product of an intact clock or a material template to produce an observation product of a broken clock when the ‘light’ from the exposed material structure is received and processed by the visual system of the observer.
The seen intact template exists from the start of the experiment until the end unless it is smashed into a different configuration of constituent parts. If tails face of coin is seen; The intact seen clock template is superseded or replaced in material reality. The configuration of the pattern of all existing has altered, meaning foundational time has passed, the former configuration is superseded by the new. Former and currently existing configurations do not co-exist, which would be a violation of energy conservation. As a consequence either an intact clock or a broken clock is seen, not an intact clock and a broken clock.
The superposition of intact clock and a broken clock outcome state can represent mental uncertainty of which future material reality will exist to provide a visual observation product. It does not have a material reality as explained. Ie can not be in different places simultaneously , as it doesn’t exist. Mental uncertainty for person 1 begins a few seconds after person 2 enters the room. Person 2 ( is acting like the radioactive decay and poison release mechanism) and ends when the blanket is removed. Person 2 does not have the same uncertainty. They know the clock is intact until / if they smash it. Or they do not know what is under the blanket only that they have or have not certainly broken it.
Mental uncertainty of the future configuration of material reality under certain circumstances should not call into doubt the singular reality of existing things. Taking care not to credit a mathematical place holder for an unkmown with existential reality.