That is an important point in quantum mechanics. Are we merely limited to a probabilistic description, or is the reality truely probabilistic.<br /><br />This question isn't ignored, and you should be able to find all sorts of references to it in the literature. Hawking, Feynman, and others all discuss it in their works.<br /><br />Hawking, IIRC, takes the stance of the math being reality. Whatever the math (if valid) says is occuring, really is occuring. The math isn't just a tool to create one of many possible interpretations. The math describes what is really happening. Some support for this is that there are two or three different mathematical underpinnings in quantum mechanics. One is the wave nature of matter, using differential equations (a.k.a. the shroedinger equation). Another is using matrices and their mathematical properties (Bra-ket notation). There are a few others that have been created and also work. The catch is, all these mathematical constructs, whose rules of mathematics from different fields are used to describe what is going on, all give the same answers.<br /><br />The matrix mathematics give the same answers as the wave equations.<br /><br />From what i've picked up, the general consensus of the field is tending towards a truely probabilistic reality, due to various observations and experiments (details are vague in memory, due to the time since I've looked at it). <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p align="center"><font color="#c0c0c0"><br /></font></p><p align="center"><font color="#999999"><em><font size="1">--------</font></em></font><font color="#999999"><em><font size="1">--------</font></em></font><font color="#999999"><em><font size="1">----</font></em></font><font color="#666699">SaiphMOD@gmail.com </font><font color="#999999"><em><font size="1">-------------------</font></em></font></p><p><font color="#999999"><em><font size="1">"This is my Timey Wimey Detector. Goes "bing" when there's stuff. It also fries eggs at 30 paces, wether you want it to or not actually. I've learned to stay away from hens: It's not pretty when they blow" -- </font></em></font><font size="1" color="#999999">The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>