Quantum Queries

One of the persistent problems in science is the reconciliation of Newtonian objective mechanics and quantum mechanics; quantum mechanics’ domain is the atomic one.

Physical objects are independent 3-D shapes whose existence is independent of the observer.  Newton’s laws describe the motion of these objects with other objects. Newton’s equations, or laws, work and are not questioned here.

However objects are imagined to be fabricated from atomic particles; particles are not objects but imaginals.

Those particles are not objects in the Newtonian sense and his laws are thus not applicable to describing their imagined motion, if any.

No one can handle an isolated proton, electron or neutron: they are all imaginary constructs and under no circumstances an object in the Newtonian sense.

But we imagine they are objects and thus assign properties to them that are subsequently learned to be inexplicable.

It’s because of the way we think.

Einstein fabricated relativity because all his efforts were confined to the imaginal world in which he lived; he was totally in thrall of his imagination, but unlike the Red Queen, imagined a bit more than six impossible things before breakfast.

He imagined that Time was a physical thing; it’s not, and it strictly an imagined abstraction. Time is not physical. Time is simply based on the observation of a repetitive physical phenomena such as an orbiting satellite around a star or planet. Or one could look at an analog clock and wonder when it started ticking.

The problems of Quantum mechanics arise because we ignorantly extrapolate the physics of objects to the microscopic domain in which objects do not exist; Newton’s laws are not applicable at that level, and thus those “imaginals” have no shape, mass nor independent objective existences.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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