Its the photon wave particle experiment that actually proves observation changes results:
That's exactly correct. In the double slit experiment I described above, attempts to monitor which slit the electron actually travels through, makes the interference pattern disappear. The act of observing changes the results.
What that means precisely, no one knows. That's why there have been several serious interpretations, of which the copenhagen interpretation is only one, and is the consensus among most physicists, but mostly because the others are even kookeir that that. Many worlds theory, hidden variables, etc.
posted on 03/07/2013 2:49:19 PM PST
My takeaway has always been that the world is a lot weirder than we want.
posted on 03/07/2013 3:03:45 PM PST
(Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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