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Old 02-25-2013, 12:49 AM
 
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According to quantum theory, particles act as waves rather than point masses on very small scales. This has dozens of bizarre consequences: it is impossible to know a particle's exact position and velocity through space, yet it is possible for the same particle to be doing two contradictory things simultaneously. Through a phenomenon known as 'superposition' a particle can be moving and stationary at the same time at least until an outside force acts on it. Then it instantly chooses one of the two contradictory positions.
Scientists supersize quantum mechanics : Nature News

Isn't this illogical? Does this makes sense to anybody?
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Space Coast
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I don't know anyone who fully understands quantum physics. Most physicists will say that anyone who claims to completely understand it is full of it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:44 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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"A particle can be moving and stationary at the same time?"
A person can be moving and stationary at the same time.... sitting inside a moving car/plane/train.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:54 AM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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Great Scott, Marty..., you've gone back to the future!!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I love the idea that quantum particles anticipate the future. Sooo kewl.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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Reading about quantum physics makes my brain hurt. Some authors like Michio Kaku can break it down pretty well, but it still makes my brain hurt.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Woodinville
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I can do two things at the same time too. I can wave my hand and shake my head. AT&T business execs have never seen anything like it.

Your move, quantum physics.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Here you go, a simple explanation:

Particle Concepts
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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"A particle can be moving and stationary at the same time?"
A person can be moving and stationary at the same time.... sitting inside a moving car/plane/train.
Alot to be said for frame of reference.
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