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Commander Data
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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Dr. Chuck Missler.


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Kentucker
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?


Did the Universe exist before you became conscious? Will it exist after you die? Is one of these questions easier to answer than the other?

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"in quantum mechanics – one of our two most fundamental scientific theories, together with Einstein's theory of relativity – that throws doubt on some common-sense ideas about physical reality."


Field Theory offers the best explanation of the “physical reality” that we perceive with our 20+ senses.

If a photon only becomes a particle when it’s measured, what explains all the particles that make up us and the rest of the Universe? Mass is certainly involved. Photons are massless, so are classic particles just photons with various amounts of mass?

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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.


We have to remember that the classic world, the one we perceive with our senses, and the quantum world are connected, directly. The former is constructed from the latter, after all.

The question of why the behavior of the quantum world is different to the classic world is yet to be understood. However, it’s interesting to imagine what our macro world would be like if we could quantum tunnel through a building or mountain; or if we could become entangled with our spouse so that we could communicate instantly across any distance (maybe do other things, too ). This would eliminate adultry since multiple entanglements are not possible. Entangled for life. What a concept.

Imagine being able to be in two places at the same time, instead of just feeling like we have to do that. Sadly, this and the other characteristics of the quantum world don’t translate to the classic world by any methods with which we’re currently familiar.

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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.


It does define a range for the wave, however. When the wave is disturbed via an observer, it collapses to a particle with a definite point in spacetime.


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