posted on Jan, 31 2003 @ 09:56 AM
Oh my gosh!... that article is from 1995! What kind of crap is this? The understanding of light has gone a long way in the last 7+ years.
That article is terribly written. There is no concise point, with real supporting evidence. It seemed more of a "name throwing" ceremony for the
people who worked on the project.
Secondly, the forms of light and photons is still uncertain to this point. The measuring tools used for "light" experiments change all of the time.
Old physics can be/is flawed, but it certainly doesn't detail what these reported variations were.
I see a very large assumption being made, with no proof. For example:
They found that the photons don't always follow the paths predicted by classical physics. Even though classical physics predicts the paths with
"certainty," the prediction is not matched by reality.
"Many people accept the notion that reality is something separate from the information we take through our own detectors -- our senses," says
Mandel, . . . "Our results run counter to that thinking, in emphasizing that there is no reality in the absence of measurement. Even Einstein had
trouble accepting that this was true."
Actually, I'm thinking that the writer is the idiot. Mandel seems to be twisting his own words as well in that last paragraph. Mandel could benefit
from a Logic class. The Jury is still out on this subject. Either way, this is about the worst article you could post on the subject.