|My complete answer to the late 19th century question "what is electrodynamics trying to tell us?"
would simply be this: Fields in empty space have physical reality; the medium that supports them does not.
Having thus removed the mystery from electrodynamics, let me immediately do the same for quantum mechanics: Correlations have physical reality; that which they correlate, does not.
|N. David Mermin, "What is Quantum Mechanics Trying to Tell Us?"|