To: James C. Bennett
there is no way of observing a sub-atomic particle without affecting the particle, directly. In other words, if you were to imagine the electron as a ball, in darkness, the very act of shining a hypothetical light to detect its reflection off of the electron has an effect on the electron itself. That is the scale were talking about here.
Which begs the question - what is the "light" we're shining?
posted on 07/24/2010 7:50:36 PM PDT
(..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
A good question. Perhaps that is the source of the apparent interference, as well as the behaviour of the slits themselves being changed each time a particle passes through it, to affect the following particle.
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