By Ann Finkbeiner | March 11, 2011 | 1 Comment
You doubtless remember quantum mechanics: the deeply incomprehensible chain of reasoning about how particles are also waves; and the waves aren’t physical but waves of probability; and any given thing about which you’re certain means you’re uncertain about something else. And so on, far into the night. The worst thing about it is, apparently it’s true. To a gazillion decimal places.