“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Realist Quanta Part 2

The smoking gun is Aaron O'Connell's research. You can see a Ted talk called "Making Sense of a Visible Quantum Object" quite easily online. You can totally isolate a tiny piece of metal--huge from a supposedly quantum scale point of view though--and when you do, you see it vibrating and not-vibrating simulateously. By definition your mind has not put it into coherence, since it's isolated, in a near vacuum near absolute zero. And it's HUGE, millions of times bigger than a quantum such as an electron or proton.

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