Quantum Physics and Pesach Cleaning
while cleaning for Pesach, I had an epiphany where suddenly I
understood the ramifications of a small part of quantum physics in so
far as it impinged on my Pesach cleaning.
don't know how many times I have read the book or sections of the book
"The Cosmic Code" in order to try to introduce to my legal mind some
scientific concepts regarding the development of classical physics into
quantum physics. Each time I gained very little in understanding, but I
have always been impressed by the magnitude of the subject and the
genius of those mental giants such as Bohr, Einstein and many others,
whose original ideas and the dialogue among them, led to the
development of the now accepted theories known today as quantum physics.
this period of Pesach cleaning, I have once again been perusing "The
Cosmic Code" with the same furrowed brow. But today, as I was cleaning
the library, something clicked and the light of understanding finally
dawned on me.
explain myself, I will have to say a word about quantum physics.
According to this science, there is no objective reality of where and
how an electron is traveling until we humans try to observe it. If you
want to consider an electron a particle and devise an experiment for
measuring particles, it will indeed be measurable as a particle. And if
you think an electron is more like a wave, and devise a wave-measuring
experiment to determine this, the electron will be found to be acting
like a wave. As strange as this may sound, all of these are scientific
facts which have been proven experimentally.
Copenhagen in 1927, Niels Bohr and others debated the meaning to us of
these facts as affects the world we see. They concluded, in what became
known as the Copenhagen Interpretation, that this meant that nothing
has any objective reality until it is observed.
was cleaning the shelves in my library, going higher each time as I
went towards the top of the library, when it hit me. I didn't have to
clean any higher than the eye could see. Although using every day
logic, my wife firmly believed that on each shelf and especially on the
top of the library there existed a layer of dust, she did not realize,
as I just did, that according to the Copenhagen Interpretation, this
dust simply did not exist unless somebody climbed up high enough on a
ladder to see it.
There you are. I was going to do no such thing. Why make more work for
myself by observing the top shelves, thereby causing a lot of dust to
come into existence. And of course, this applies to many other places
such as dark corners, underneath and in back of appliances and
furniture, etc. etc. etc. There are countless examples of places like
this; each one can use his own creativity to discover them----or
rather, NOT to discover them because by then it would be too late.
was very happy with this discovery and really intend to rely on it. But
to tell the truth, I will only be able to do so when my wife is not
home. That way, I won't have to explain to her the difficult theories
of quantum physics.
to be frank, in adopting my position, I had to ignore the critics of
the Copenhagen Interpretation such as Einstein. But I had equally
creditable sources to rely on.
especially had to ignore the more current thinking on the Copenhagen
Interpretation controversy which believes that it is indeed correct but
only as to the micro-world, i.e., atomic particles, but as to the
macro-world, the world that we actually see with the naked eye, there
is an objective reality. But can't I choose to be loyal the original
I am very pleased with myself with the quantum leap I made in
understanding and applying to my life the theories of quantum
physics. Even if you don't understand what I have been saying,
please feel free to accept this as dogma and adopt the results.