Originally posted by -0mega-
I believe the reason the change occurred between wave / non-wave was debunked a long time ago. But I forgot where it was, I'll check if I can find it
If I remember correctly though, it had to do with the presence of an object close to the photon, rather than the observing itself. (Like shooting a
bullet at an object, then shooting a bullet at an object with 1000 magnets on the side, it will change course slightly, even though the magnets
aren't actually touching the bullet.)
Of course I need to back up my claims so I'll be searching for the places I read this at.
Also: "What the bleep do we know" is kinda funny in some ways, but also utter crap in other ways. Like the whole story about ''not seeing ships
because they had never seen them before''. (Which is a complete load of bull.)
[edit on 13/4/09 by -0mega-]
The comment about not seeing ships. It's very real. I went over this in depth in another thread but ill briefly repeat it.
The story the comment is based on, refers to Columubus' ships on the ocean before reaching the new land. The natives looked out on the ocean, and
could not see the ships, since they had never seen a ship anywhere near that size or composition. Thus, when they looked out on the ocean they could
only see a disturbance on the waves, but they didn't understand exactly what was going on.
This is a very real phenomenon, and I guarantee you yourself have experienced it at least once in your life.
I most commonly experience it while driving down a dark road late at night. As I go down the road, up ahead I may see what appears to be a human or an
animal on the side of the road. In reality, what I am seeing is maybe a garbage can, a mailbox, or a road sign.
But since my eyes do not have a clear picture of what I am actually seeing, they put what logically fits in its place. They "guess" for lack of
better term, filling in the blanks to build a picture your brain can recognize.
But, as you get closer, your eyes gather more and more information, until you can see it perfectly, and suddenly it becomes clear it was not a person
or an animal, it was just a sign, mailbox, etc.
How that phenomenon relates to your comment is that now imagine on that same road, someone has placed something near the side of the road. Something
that does not belong there. Such as a piece of machinery.
In this case, your eyes are trying to figure out what they are seeing, but because the object does not belong where it is, you will end up having to
get even closer to the object before it becomes clear that it is a piece of machinery, or something else that would be out of the ordinary for the
side of that road.
Furthermore, now replace that out of place object with something you have NEVER seen in your life, something you do not know exists, something that
you just couldn't grasp.
You drive down the road, and now your eyes are scrambling to make sense of what it sees, until you are stopped right infront of the thing, going what
the hell? Well, that was the natives experienced. And I hope since I took this long to re-explain this very common phenomenon, you understand why your
comment was not correct.
[edit on 15-4-2009 by king9072]