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To: Leaning Right
but isn't sight passive??? the aperture of my eye is either open or closed and only accepts what goes into it when it's open, it projects nothing... this is where i get lost on his use of the word observation
38 posted on 01/22/2014 3:55:11 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode
but isn't sight passive???

Yes. The effects are there even if a human is not observing the situation.

Suppose that a free electron is sitting on a lab table. And the overhead lights are on. Particles of light will "bounce" off the electron and cause the electron to shift around. It's like how throwing balls at a cardboard box will cause the box to shift around.

So a human does not cause the uncertainty in where the electron really is. The human just notices the uncertainty.

45 posted on 01/22/2014 4:06:42 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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