You ignored the far more prescient and interesting possibility that Tom suggested before he asked his question:
Quantum mechanics may turn into quantum philosophy, estimating the Mind's influence and reciprocal interaction within the very essence of Reality.
It's a claim many scientists are taking seriously. Scientific ideas that were ridiculed by great classical scientific thinkers like Einstein were proven correct--over and over and over--but no one can really explain why. Ph. D. physicists from all over the world go around saying that reality (as science knows it) is "weird."
IMO, Doesn't sound like what a scientist would say at all.
That's what Tom was getting at.