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“The universe seems to like talking to itself faster than the speed of light,” said Steinberg. “I could understand a universe where nothing can go faster than light, but a universe where the internal workings operate faster than light, and yet we’re forbidden from ever making use of that at the macroscopic level — it’s very hard to understand.”


Mountain Man. I don't see a certain kind of decor, but I see art. I see a man planting mountains and that makes me happy. It has nothing to do with what I believe in. Because nature is beautiful, and this is seen throughout many religions

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How Quantum Suicide Works

The Copenhagen interpretation says that a quantum particle doesn't exist in one state or another, but in all of its possible states at once. Its only when we observe its state that a quantum particle is essentially forced to choose one probability, and thats the state that we observe.


Schrödinger's Cat, a thought experiment (paradox): A cat, along with a flask containing a poison and a radioactive source, is placed in a sealed box. If an internal Geiger counter detects radiation, the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when we look in the box, we see the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and dead.


A Groundbreaking Experiment: What is the Shape of an Electron? “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real” (Niels Bohr). This seemingly paradoxical statement is actually one of the cornerstones of quantum physics-- encompassing everything from the Copenhagen interpretation to wave-particle duality in one ground-breaking sentence. But if we really think about the distinction that this statement is making between objects on the macro and


The Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum theory suggests that a particle cannot be assumed to exist until it is measured. Then, once that takes place, it is whatever it is measured to be.


Fluid mechanics suggests alternative to quantum orthodoxy. The central mystery of quantum mechanics is that small chunks of matter sometimes seem to behave like particles, sometimes like waves. For most of the past century, the prevailing explanation of this conundrum has been what's called the "Copenhagen interpretation"—which holds that, in some sense, a single particle really is a wave, smeared out across the universe, that collapses into a determinate location only when observed.