Our attention has been drawn recently to ‘Editorial 37’ in this journal, currently available online (http://www.springerlink.com/content/47v284055620j3hq/) and we wish to comment in so far as the section Some recent developments in the field of the editorial refers to some of our work on the quantum mechanics of molecules. This section is devoted to a review of an article recently published online in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/chemistry) by Weisberg, Hendry and Needham. We would not wish to intrude on philosophical matters and confine our observations largely to technical issues, and matters of accuracy. We also worry that our occasional encounters with the philosophy of chemistry, such as this, seem to be stuck with what we wrote more than thirty years ago (Woolley et al. 1976a, b; Woolley and Sutcliffe 1977); we do not resile from those papers but hope we may be allowed to state where we are now and shamelessly advertise some more...
KeywordsQuantum Mechanic Permutation Symmetry Free Boson Electrodynamic System Philosophical Matter
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