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Let's say you are throwing a rubber ball against a wall. You know you don't have enough energy to throw it through the wall, so you always expect it to bounce back. Quantum mechanics, however, says that there is a small probability that the ball could go right through the wall (without damaging the wall) and continue its flight on the other side! With something as large as a rubber ball, though, that probability is so small that you could throw the ball for billions of years and never see it go through the wall. But with something as tiny as an electron, tunneling is an everyday occurrence.
Originally posted by davespanners
Sounds like you choose the most unfortunate time to collapse your soda wave function and ended up in the eigenstate where you got the lemon pip without the lemon.
Or of course if you go with the multi world theory then some other guy got your lemon and you got his pip and theres some unhappy guy somewhere in a different universe with a glass full of pips and no soda at all, and yet another one who looked down at his glass and found he was holding a lion.....
You dodged a bullet there to be honest.
Originally posted by AllUrChips
Sounds like your classic case of DGS. (Dirty Glass Syndrome)
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by pianopraze
Well, no one else has said it, so I think its only right.
Now...about that lemon seed.....
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
"what the bleep do we know" takes quantum physics and turns it into new age crap. there are a few parts that are accurate, but then they are swiftly twisted.
there were probably lemons in the pitcher. quantum mechanics isn't complete, and i find it hard to believe that a deterministic universe is based off of unknowable interactions.
Originally posted by DarkSarcasm
A lemon seed is far too large to simply "jump" as a bucky ball may "appear" to do.
Originally posted by NowanKenubi
OP, have you considered the lemon seed could have time-slipped?
Maybe it was inside a lemon, thinking Australia was upside down, and then appeared in your Coke... that or a gift from the Titorman Himself!
Originally posted by pianopraze
... hope it doesn't make some time paradox or something...
... maybe the seed came back to meet its great grand daddy seed....
Originally posted by Leftist
As already pointed out, particles do quantum jumps, not whole objects.
It would be a crazy coincidence if every particle in a lemon seed simultaneously jumped together to the same can of cola. I guess given a big enough universe and a long enough timeframe, its technically possible.
Then again, maybe not every particle in your lemon seed is really from a lemon seed. Maybe there are some particles mixed in there from, say, an elephant spleen, or chips of paint, or the heart of a star 5 trillion miles away...
edit on 3/29/2012 by Leftist because: (no reason given)