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Old 01-03-2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Telemark View Post
It's a mistake to think that logic as you know it applies to all situations, such as QM where strange things happen.
This is seriously the truth. You cannot rely on everyday logic for Quantum matters.

A simple example is the Double Slit Experiment Scroll down to the first variation "interference of individual particles". The experiment makes all kind of sense until you ratchet down the intensity to where you only have individual particles going through the slits at one time. At that point, they continue to show the same interference pattern, even though there isn't any second particle/photon for it to interfere with. It makes absolutely no sense, but the effect has been known for over 100 years.