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Experiment suggests that reality doesn't exist until it is measured

  1. janesix profile image59
    janesixposted 2 years ago

    http://www.gizmag.com/quantum-theory-reality-anu/37866/

    "Researchers working at the Australian National University (ANU) have conducted an experiment that helps bolster the ever-growing evidence surrounding the weird causal properties inherent in quantum theory. In short, they have shown that reality does not actually exist until it is measured – at atomic scales, at least."

    "From an everyday point of view, our minds perceive that an object should behave like a wave or a particle, quite independently of how it is measured. However, as this experiment supports, quantum physics predicts that it doesn’t seem to matter if a particle or object should show wave-like behavior or particle-like behavior; it all depends on how it is actually measured at the end of its journey."

    I personally don't believe it, but I was wondering what other people think.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image83
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    "...an experiment that helps bolster the ever-growing evidence surrounding the

                           weird causal properties inherent in quantum theory."

    what are they?
    ( I don't want to look it up.)

    1. janesix profile image59
      janesixposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Basically, that reality doesn't exist until someone observes it and brings it into being.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image83
        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        ...well, bringing heaven to earth is what Jesus advised.

        1. janesix profile image59
          janesixposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          It's a very "metaphysical" interpretation of the data for physicists.

 
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