Quantum Mechanics for Dummies - Electrons Are Weird

Einstein couldn't wrap his mind around quantum physics, why should we try? Because there are explantations that make sense out of a nonsensical world; because there are perspectives that clarify mysteries; because it is fun!

Views: 303

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Observing photons changes their reality?

Observing politicians changes their behavior and changes observers' beliefs.

I've read that the effect of "observation" on quantum systems - the way they seem to change from being in an undetermined state to a definite state, is not a matter of "observing something involves transfer of energy-momentum to it so it changes the system".  But I don't remember the details of that. 

So it's unlike the politicians :)

Thanks Humble Pie, Loren, Spud, John, Timmie, and Tom. I have most of the stuff I need in the basement, and I really appreciate the references. My wonderful mom and pop hardware store will provide what I don't have.
Well, this should get me through a few more hours of cold, wet, windy days! Thanks
Can't wait for my 10 year old great-grandson to come for a visit. We did an exploding volcano last time.

Best Grandma Ever!

Nothing in life is to be feared ...

Oh! by-the-way, I am GREAT-GRANDMA, a 77 year old seeing the world through the eyes of my great-grandchildren. Life doesn't get any better than this. Thanks Humble Pie

A shame Dr. Curie didn't understand radium a little better, though.  She might have feared it if she had!  ;)

Yes, Humble Pie, Dr. Currie didn't know what she needed to know. She left us a cautionary tale.
Thanks for all the good information and encouragement. My great-grandson, Ethan will just be sparking when we do this one.

Thanks - I enjoy learning new things - thank you Joan.

RSS

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

AJY

 

Latest Activity

John Jubinsky liked Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion Leader of the Church of England doubts the existence of god
4 minutes ago
Neanderthal Man liked Napoleon Bonaparte's discussion Punk Rock Anarchiste Français (écoutez la musique)
4 minutes ago
John Jubinsky replied to Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion Leader of the Church of England doubts the existence of god in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
4 minutes ago
James M. Martin replied to James M. Martin's discussion How to Have Your Fake and Beat it, Too: Atheists Refused Right to Give Invocation in the group Atheism & the Law
26 minutes ago
Ruth Anthony-Gardner added a discussion to the group Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists
37 minutes ago
Freethinker31 replied to MattyLJ's discussion Are you clean and organized?
45 minutes ago
Freethinker31 posted a discussion
49 minutes ago
Bertold Brautigan replied to James M. Martin's discussion How to Have Your Fake and Beat it, Too: Atheists Refused Right to Give Invocation in the group Atheism & the Law
57 minutes ago
James M. Martin replied to Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion Leader of the Church of England doubts the existence of god in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
58 minutes ago
James M. Martin replied to James M. Martin's discussion How to Have Your Fake and Beat it, Too: Atheists Refused Right to Give Invocation in the group Atheism & the Law
1 hour ago
booklover commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
1 hour ago
Bertold Brautigan replied to Sentient Biped's discussion Chimp-on-chimp murder. Humans are not the only violent species.
1 hour ago

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service