The Nonsense of Quantum Mechanics
Take a simple experiment: take a light beam and shine it through a thin slit and it goes straight through. If you take two thin slits very closely together, you get a wave pattern of bright and dark slots. This is called a diffraction pattern and is an old experiment that was used to prove that light was a wave and not a particle. Quantum physicists have taken this experiment one stage further. If you reduce the light beam down to a single photon, you still get the same effect: the photon's path will be changed and fit the diffraction pattern. The quantum physicist asks: what is the single photon interacting with?
There is a real problem with this whole experiment. In the last year of my Physical Science A Level (1980), I read an article in Scientific American about something called “Fuzzy Space”. It was a new discovery that at the subatomic level, particles and their equivalent anti-particles are being created and destroyed continuously. For example, a photon and an anti-photon will be created and then because they are opposite, they attract each other and cancel each other out. This is now called the Zero Point Field. It means that space is not space at all but a jostling mob of ever-changing subatomic particles.
So let us take a look at this experiment again. A photon is travelling through a field of ever-changing subatomic particles to get from the end of the photon gun to the receptor. So what is single photon interacting with? – well, everything really. In fact, we have no way of knowing that the photon that hits the receptor is the same one that came from the gun – a photon/anti-photon pair could have been created in the way of the photon and it could have been cancelled out. In this way, how can we make any worthwhile comments. We have no way of interpreting the results of our experiments because we have no idea what happened to give us the result.
It is at this point that quantum physics simply unravels.
Ironically, I have heard it suggested that if you add the Zero Point Field to classical Netwonian physics, it explains all the oddities that Quantum Mechanics explains plus the ones it cannot. However, I cannot verify that suggestion at the moment
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