Mystery Box

a: Electron ~
b: box

What: "We have a Quantum Theorist in our department; I chatted with him a bit - told him, my view is that an electron is like a box, that you are told you can NEVER open, NEVER know what is inside. But, coming through holes in the box, we sometimes see a tail wagging, and sometimes a paw slapping around. We can NEVER know there is a cat inside (I told you that, above). So, we say sometimes there are paws in the box (and sticking out), sometimes tails. ANALOGY: electron, sometimes wave, sometimes particle. He just shook his head and walked away. So, go figure."

Writer: Andy
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 7 2013 5:31 PM

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