Quantum mechanics without mysteries
Quantum physics tends to generate a sense of mystery,
But there is nothing mysterious about quantum mechanics if it is understood in the way it is actually practiced -- rather than in the way it is customarily talked about.
A very unmysterious derivation of the Born rule is given in Section 10.5 of my book
See also Sections 3-5 of my slides A. Neumaier, Optical models for quantum mechanics, Slides of a lecture given on February 16, 2010 at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Giessen.
The above references define the already fully worked out part of the formal core of my thermal interpretation of quantum mechanics, outlined in my essay Foundations independent of measurements.
Arnold Neumaier (Arnold.Neumaier@univie.ac.at) A theoretical physics FAQ