From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:58:54 -0500 Archived: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:58:54 -0500 Subject: Quantum Mechanics Difficult To Grasp? Too Bad Source: newscientist.com http://tinyurl.com/7xdcfxh 10 November 2011 Quantum Mechanics Difficult To Grasp? Too Bad Celeste Biever, deputy news editor Books A REALITY that would be impossible to imagine, even for the possessor of the most tortured and surreal imagination." This does not refer to a horror film, or a war veteran's recollections, but to the world revealed by science, according to physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw. To those uncomfortable with quantum theory's picture of wavelike particles that are simultaneously everywhere, their message in The Quantum Universe is clear: tough. Scientists are, they tell us, "not mandated to produce a theory that bears any relation to the way we perceive the world at large", although you might comfort yourself with the thought that even Einstein found quantum mechanics disturbing. This is a comprehensive account of how quantum mechanics works and why it must be real. But while it may make you feel more at ease with the subject, it will not further your understanding in a philosophical sense: the authors warn that attempting to ascribe such significance is a practice best left to charlatans and mystics. [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead ] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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