Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle basically states that the velocity and position of a particle can not be determined with any real accuracy. The more accurately we determine one, the less accurately we can predict the other. The problem is in the very definitions we are dealing with. We are assuming that nature actually uses something resembling a particle though this has never been demonstrated. Stephen Hawking states that “… maybe that is our mistake, maybe there are no particle positions and velocities, but only waves.” I believe he is correct.

There are no particles! It’s that simple. Science has never demonstrated anything like a “solid particle.” Heisenberg still stands, but we must understand that we are not dealing with particles, only “locations”, which we’ll call points for simplicity, and vectors (angles or directions). So what we have been saying all along is that it’s real hard to measure something that’s moving real fast while you’re standing still, especially if you don’t even know what that something is. We may choose to expand on some more of Heisenberg’s concepts at a later time. Just thought I would start on the basic stuff.


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