Day: November 9, 2016

How quantum mechanics poses problems with reality

How quantum mechanics poses problems with reality

How quantum mechanics poses problems with reality


“What are some of the most counter-intuitive aspects of quantum mechanics?”


At the turn of the 20th century, physicists began discovering that the Newtonian mode of the universe was inadequate. In classical mechanics, one is able to predict the entire motion of an object using only a simple set of equations, giving the universe a deterministic structure. However, this simplicity collapses as one enters the quantum scale. Instead, every time objects collide with one another, only a probability of possible trajectories can be given by a mathematical tool known as a wave function. Since this phenomena is so strange, physicists are divided into two discrete worldviews regarding the properties of the wave function; instrumentalists believe that the wave function is only a conceptualization invented by humans, and that there is no absolute way of knowing reality, while naturalists believe that the wave function is in fact a property of nature itself. Whatever it is, a most intriguing aspect of this facet of nature is that all of these semi-random chaotic quantum processes will eventually coalesce to emerge into the materialist universe that we can observe and experience. So everytime you think that everything is dull and boring, just think about the myriad of secluded wondries going on in the smaller scale!