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Old 01-03-2012, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by whc.03grady View Post
The assertions of quantum physics don't just sound weird. That's the understatement of the year. To be told that a thing can both be something and not be something, at the same time, well, that's a lot (a LOT) weirder than being told the Earth goes around the Sun and not vice versa.
And yet all evidence points to it being the case. The universe is weird at certain levels, and this is one of them. And it's just as weird as general relativity; there is stuff there that simply doesn't make sense to the everyday world. But experiment after experiment has shown that it is the way the universe works. Deal with it.

It's never going to to make sense on an instinctive level. It just isn't. Lots of scientists had and have trouble with QM because it goes against their common sense. But you can't really argue with experimental data. Well, you can, but either you show the data is wrong or your change your mindset and move on.