Thursday, February 23, 2012

Double Slit Experiment in Quantum Mechanics

The double slit experiment a famous some would say infamous experiment in. The experiment requires shooting light or other subatomic particles such as electrons at a screen with two slits in it. Warning things are about to get strange. 

When the double slit experiment is done with pure waves it produces an interference pattern. On the other hand pure particles like bullets would tend to produce two lines behind the slits. However subatomic particles like photons and electrons produce a wave like interference pattern, even when shot one at a time.  It is as though each particle goes through both slits at the same time. 
Even stranger if detectors are put near the slits to check which slit each particle really goes through they produce only the two lines like bullets would. 

Even stranger yet when the detectors are on but the no data is taken the result is a wave like interference pattern suggesting it is the conscience act of observing that actually changes the result.

Such a result is consistent with the Biblical view of God as creator. From a Biblical view point the universe would have resulted from God’s consciousness and so it should not be much of a surprise that we would find such a result.

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