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Old 01-03-2012, 06:53 PM
whc.03grady whc.03grady is offline
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Originally Posted by Mgalindo13 View Post
Weirdness is all relative. You may not think the Earth going around the sun is weird, but not too long ago it was an absurd idea that humans weren't the center of the universe. Similarly, pilgrims would find it ludicrous to suggest that one day man would walk on the moon. And now you find it weird that a particle can be in two states at once, despite a mountain of evidence to support that it is true.
I hope you can see that there's a huge, huuuuge difference between the weirdness of finding out the Earth isn't the center of the universe (or that humans would some day walk on the moon) on the one hand, and finding out that a particle can be in two mutually-exclusive states at once on the other.

But maybe I'm wrong about the mutually-exclusiveness of the states, as Omphaloskeptic suggests. Then it ain't much weirder than anything else.

Last edited by whc.03grady; 01-03-2012 at 06:56 PM.