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

  1. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 22 months 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 image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months 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 image60
      janesixposted 22 months 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 image84
        Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago in reply to this

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

        1. janesix profile image60
          janesixposted 22 months ago in reply to this

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

 
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