posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 06:59 PM
Think of quantum mechanics as pure statistical probability. That fact that all the particles in a cup are not going the same "direction", so to
speak, is just the statistical average of all their individual movements. In fact, the stability of our macro level world requires that the quantum
level all exist at different and random positions, spins, momentums, etc. If they all "acted" the same, than we would have bizarre phenomena such
as cups popping in and out of existence.
Let's think of it this way. Let's say a cup has 10 trillion particles, and each particle can be in a state numbered 1 to 8. In order for the cup
to do anything other than be a static, macro level cup, all the particles have to have the same numbered state, 1, 2, 6, whatever. However, since all
the particles have an equally random chance to be in any particular state 1 through 8, the cup will never manifest these bizarre behaviors. The
chance of trillions particles randomly generating the same numbered state is, from a probability perspective, impossible.