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originally posted by: Skush
It makes me think that the universe is just a tiny dot in a much larger picture.
Quantum mechanics works extremely well to describe the behaviour of tiny objects, such as atoms or particles of light (photons). But that behaviour is ... very odd.
In many cases, quantum theory doesn't give definite answers to questions such as "where is this particle right now?" Instead, it only provides probabilities for where the particle might be found when it is observed.
For Niels Bohr, one of the founders of the theory a century ago, that's not because we lack information, but because physical properties like "position" don't actually exist until they are measured.
And what's more, because some properties of a particle can't be perfectly observed simultaneously - such as position and velocity - they can't be real simultaneously.
Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
originally posted by: Diogeneser
... I will listen to, read about and contemplate all kinds of theoretical concepts but I do not commit myself to any. I just enjoy thinking about them.