or particles of matter (like an electron) produce a wave pattern when two slits
In modern physics,
the double-slit experiment is a demonstration that light and
matter can display characteristics of both classically defined waves and
particles; moreover, it displays the fundamentally probabilistic nature
of quantum mechanical phenomena.
The experiment was first performed with light by Thomas Young in
1801. In 1927, Davisson and
Germer demonstrated that
electrons show the same behavior, which was later extended to atoms and
were molecules that
each comprised 810 atoms (whose total mass was over 10,000 atomic mass units).
double-slit experiment (and its variations) has become a classic thought experiment, for its clarity in expressing the central puzzles
of quantum mechanics. Because it demonstrates the fundamental limitation of the
ability of the observer to predict experimental results, Richard Feynman called it "a phenomenon which is
impossible […] to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart of quantum
mechanics. In reality, it contains the only mystery [of quantum mechanics
This first example is the
single particle double slot experiment conducted at the sub atomic level. Demonstrates that the laws of quantum physics
are not deterministic, that is they do not follow the long accepted cause and
·But that they
particle can exist in a great number of states. Only when observed will it fall
into one position.
seems to conclusively prove is that sub atomic particles re act differently
when they are being observed by a human/camera/microscope that when not being
that there are infinite possibilitiesin every situation and only when observed by
a human does it become reality
act of observation influences and
therefore creates the reality of every moment. Not some mechanistic cause and
effect rule of nature. Many people feel/believe we are like an inanimate object
reacting passively to actions/situations that come at us over which we have no
influence. The results of this experiment absolutely contradict that
interpretation of our reality
A Second Example of
Recent Discoveries in Quantum Physics
Verification of Quantum Entanglement, and its implications for our
interpretation of the reality of the world we live in, is one of the most
perplexing discoveries of quantum physics.
is difficult to summarise in simple terms this phenomena and its implications.
Below is an attempt at simplifying and summarizing a technical background paper
available on Wikipedia. Do not get too bogged down in trying to follow the
detail, I provide an explanation by way of a simple analogy in human terms at
the end of this article.
entanglement is a physical phenomenon that occurs when
pairs or groups of particles are
generated, interact, or share spatial proximity in ways such that the quantum state of
each particle cannot be described independently of the state of the other(s),
even when the particles are separated by a large distance.
were the subject of a 1935 paper by Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky,
and Nathan Rosen, and
several papers by Erwin Schrödinger shortly
what came to be known as the EPR paradox.
Einstein and others considered such behavior to be impossible, as it violated
the local realism view
of causality (Einstein referring to it as "spooky action at a distance") and
argued that the accepted formulation of quantum mechanics must
therefore be incomplete.
the counterintuitive predictions of quantum mechanics were verified
Quantum entanglement has been demonstrated experimentally with photons,neutrinos,electrons,molecules as
large as buckyballs, and
even small diamonds. The
utilization of entanglement in communication and computation is
a very active area of research.
system is defined to be one whose quantum state cannot
be factored as a product of states of its local constituents; that is to say,
they are not individual particles but are an inseparable whole. In
entanglement, one constituent cannot be fully described without considering the
other(s). Quantum systems can
become entangled through various types of interactions. As an example of
entanglement: a subatomic particledecays into
an entangled pair of other particles. The decay events obey the various conservation laws,
and as a result, the measurement outcomes of one daughter particle must be
highly correlated with the measurement outcomes of the other daughter particle
(so that the total momenta, angular momenta, energy, and so forth remains
roughly the same before and after this process).
property of entanglement can be better observed if we separate the said two
particles. Let's put one of them in the White House in Washington and the other
in Buckingham Palace (think about this as a thought experiment, not an actual
one). Now, if we measure a particular characteristic of one of these particles
(say, for example, spin), get a result, and then measure the other particle
using the same criterion (spin along the same axis), we find that the result of
the measurement of the second particle will match (in a complementary sense)
the result of the measurement of the first particle, in that they will be
opposite in their values.
Explanationas an analogy in human
entangled particles can arise or are born as a result of a collision of
particles at ultra-high speeds and force like in an explosion or under set ups
for experimental purposes.
equate it to identical twins who after being born, experience throughout their
lives, that whatever happens to one twin happens in exactly the same way, at
exactly the same time to the other. Even if they are in different countries, on
different continents or even on different planets:
scientists are perplexed.
These discoveries begin to give an insight into how it is
possible that an all-powerful being could influence all situations and yet
allow free will to determine each single out come. We create our own reality at
each point of choice nothing is pre-determined by cause and effect. How an
omnipresent being, meaning a being capable of being everywhere all the time
throughout the universe could exist.
What are the
Conclusions by Scientists to all these Discoveries?
The result of these recent
discoveries is that the vast majority of top calibre scientists in relevant
discipline’s such as cosmology, physics, biology etc.Now agree there is no longer is any rational
basis not to acknowledge that there is a creative intelligence behind the
origin of the universe.
Yet inevitably you’ll still hear that old chestnut: “There’s no such thing
as God. It all started with the big bang.”
Science isn’t even close to figuring out the origin of
the universe. But people assume science has sorted it all out. This is where
the saying “a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing’’ comes in. The only
ones who think science knows it all are people who know a little bit of
scientific information and think they know a lot. The experts are not so
confident that they have it all figured out.
The most intelligent men and women on earth are still
figure out the mysteries of this world with its breath-taking
complexity. And more and more of them are starting to
believe that something far greater than we can conceive of has had a hand in
its complex design.
I like many others, including 51% of
scientists in America would add, if one
accepts that there is a creative intelligence behind the origin of the
universe.It surly follows as night
follows day, that if that creative intelligence went to the trouble of creating
such a complex universe, including human life, the only species in this vast
universe that we know of, that can reason about and acknowledge this creative
intelligence, that intelligence probably had a good reason for doing so.Again if they went to that much trouble they
would most likely provide something like a hand book to let us know why they
did it, and what it is they want of us.
The only guide/book in the world that
comes anywhere close to this is the Bible