By Ann Finkbeiner | August 28, 2012 | 1 Comment
As you undoubtedly know, quantum theory — the most precisely accurate most fundamental theory about the universe’s most basic particles and forces — comes down to the uncertainty principle. That is, if you know where and how forcefully and how fast a particle is going (its momentum), you can’t at the same time know where it is (its position). And vice versa. That the most precise and accurate explanation of the world ends in uncertainty seems — unsatisfying. To say the least. It’s another of Abstruse Goose’s arguments with God. Here are the first and second ones.