Earthlings !

Given the extreme simplicity of the universe at the start of the Big Bang, it's friendliness to complex structures such as galaxies, planetary systems and biology is unexpected by any normal model of turbulence driven structuring that science has been able to derive.

Consciousness, the paradox. A perpetual flux of here and now perceived through a mental construct of time. Synchronicities and bizarre phenomena often occur within our field of awareness but we fearfully disregard them.

The universe spontaneously generated, developed self-governing laws and became self-aware through emergent complexity ?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Double slit experiment for dummies

May be childish in style, but it doesn't get any clearer than this !

The conclusion of all this is that there is no experiment that can tell us what the electrons are doing at the slits that does not also destroy the interference pattern. This seems to imply that there is no answer to the question of what is going on at the slits when we see the interference pattern. The path of the electron from the electron gun to the screen is not knowable when we see the interference pattern.

"The path [of the electron] comes into existence only when we observe it." -Heisenberg.


  1. It is the detector that alters the wave to a particle, not our minds.

    1. No. If you have the detector operating but don't record the data, the wave function does not collapse (get altered). It is only altered if a human (or other sentient that understands the meaning of the data) perceives the results.