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Quantum Mechanics Difficult To Grasp? Too Bad

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:58:54 -0500
Archived: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:58:54 -0500
Subject: Quantum Mechanics Difficult To Grasp? Too Bad

Source: newscientist.com


10 November 2011

Quantum Mechanics Difficult To Grasp? Too Bad
Celeste Biever, deputy news editor


A REALITY that would be impossible to imagine, even for the
possessor of the most tortured and surreal imagination." This
does not refer to a horror film, or a war veteran's
recollections, but to the world revealed by science, according
to physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw.

To those uncomfortable with quantum theory's picture of wavelike
particles that are simultaneously everywhere, their message in
The Quantum Universe is clear: tough. Scientists are, they tell
us, "not mandated to produce a theory that bears any relation to
the way we perceive the world at large", although you might
comfort yourself with the thought that even Einstein found
quantum mechanics disturbing.

This is a comprehensive account of how quantum mechanics works
and why it must be real. But while it may make you feel more at
ease with the subject, it will not further your understanding in
a philosophical sense: the authors warn that attempting to
ascribe such significance is a practice best left to charlatans
and mystics.

[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead ]

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