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British physicist Brian Cox is challenged by the presenter of Radio 4's 'Life Scientific', Jim Al-Khalili, to explain the rules of quantum mechanics in just a minute. Brian succeeds; while conceding that the idea that everything is inherently probabilistic, is challenging. Even Einstein found it difficult.
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I just clicked on this because I find his physical presence annoying and wanted to give the video a thumbs down. You know they smear him in butter before every interview just to annoy people who has a some sense of taste and decency.
Particles are described by probability/wave equations and provably exist only as these probability distributions until observed/measured/recorded by a consciousness. Cox's presumtion that the "particle" really exists as a particle within that probability distribution before it is actually observed is contentious, unprovable and probably false. In fact this assumption is contradicted by the fact that the Young's Slits experiment still exhibits the familiar interference pattern when the flow of particles (electrons/photons) through the slits is limited to ONE at at a time. A "particle" fairly obviously cannot pass through both slits at once and "interfere" with itself, so whatever is passing through the individual slits cannot be "a particle" in any normal or familiar sense of the word. It appears to me that Cox is therefore wrong to say that the electron he refers to is a particle before it is observed.
Tom Campbell's take on Quantum Reality makes more sense than this. He posits we exist in a virtual universe (like a video game) wherein space, time, mass, charge etc are illusions programmed by a much more powerful consciousness than our own. He would say that the electron is a programmed (by the larger creative consciousness) expression within this virtual reality of a (localised in 3D virtual space) probability distribution with ascribed characteristics of mass and charge that only adopts a particular location once that probability distribution is collapsed by an observer (whose consciousness [ours] exists alongside the creator consciousness) outside the virtual reality that is our material universe.
Quantum physics the mathematics of bullocks and how to confuse one's self, Brian the well scripted Freemason bullshiter.
I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology. Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these, the most influential is what is called 'education.' Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything, if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment. Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely, without the need of armies or policemen.
The only people that don't understand the universe, are those that as sure as hell think they understand it, and make a busy time stating so. Be even more wary of those that state an answer from someone else's conclusions... Is that not the sign they havn't thought for themselves?
Quantum Mecahnics is bulls1t. It’s a theoretical explanation of our observations, that have evolved past Einstein. It says a particle can be in two places at the same time. It’s a bunch of theories and equations that are bound by a humans understand of current science.
That being so and our bodies being so composed it then becomes scientifically compatible for resurrection power to translate us into infinite probabilities but guided or controlled by our Maker.
Faith in such is pre eminent but so is faith in so many things believed impossible before someone's vision.
It's funny he mentioned Feinman. Brian Cox is the embodiment of every ideal that Feinman imagined. He once said, if you truly understand something, you should be able to describe it in simple terms to a layman. I don't know of anyone else that can more eligantly and eloquently describe physics to us laymen. I absolutely love listening to him talk about physics.
What about the fact that everything is made of light due to the particle annihilation phenomena which is basically the same mechanic that Sony implements in their noise cancellation head phones. One frequency of vibrations hits another one head on at the inverse frequency to negate or minimize both frequencies as they shrink down subsantically into silence, or on the atomic level, photons.
He lost me after "basic version"... when he talks about hop hop i was imagining a rabbit. Then i started looking at his shiny face. Then i got black out. The last thing i remember was the other guy press the stopwatch.
Wrong. He's banging on about Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. The question was, what is quantum mechanics. It's to do with the fact that electrons within in an atom can only have specific energy levels, i.e. they are quantised, they are restricted to certain values, and when falling back to lower levels they emit packets of electromagnetic energy at specific quarantined frequencies.
Ask him one on football.
I can do it in a single sentence. It is the probability of a particle ending up in a single place, except that single place has to be picked and hence you can pick many places with varying degrees of probability. Now, somebody please present me with a professorship, or at least a scholarship. :)
I was going to say that he should go back to music, but he was worse at that than he is at repeating other people's theories.
I think he should stand next to Philip Scofield, why, well that’s the only way he could ever look half way normal.