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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

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Dear DD, at your time of life you really shouldn't be taxing your tiny brain with this sort of conundrum.
Basically, it's not your business ..... leave it alone.

You're in good company, David:

"Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it." - Niels Bohr

More to the point:

"If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics." - Richard Feynman

Btw, the idea "Electricity flows through wires, like a fluid ..." makes this old electrical engineer cringe. Take my word for it that electricity doesn't flow through a wire anything like a fluid. If Gleik had written "graphene" instead he would have been on to something:

https://news.mit.edu/2016/negative-resistance-electrons-behave-liquid-0222

Maybe it's because that "damned particle" is 'Frenchy'?

Bit like a golf swing Duffers - if it feels comfortable you're probably doing it wrong!

And golf has similar elements of probability, and uncertainty, and particles flying around all over the place seemingly at random.

At least, it does when I do it.

On a macro scale, God created a universe big and complex in order to have a habitable earth. On a micro scale, God created the dizzying waves, forces, particles, and probabilities of the quantum world to make the world in which we live.

1) God may have created the world in "6 days", but the planning stage must have been a LOT longer.

2) God says he did all this for us. Kind of puts our worth to Him in perspective.

'B'Radical', you lived up to your 'nom de plume' - well done! I think that is the very first post on this blog that has espoused the 'ultimate creator' theory. You may be right, you may be wrong, there is no absolute proof in either direction which is why I remain a confirmed agnostic!

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