Why Wonder?

On January 9, 2012, in Uncategorized, by admin

For the first time in human history we have the opportunity to understand  the true nature of reality. This sounds like a bombastic statement but it is not. The questions being asked and the answers that are coming quickly are extraordinary in scope and meaning to us all.  They paint a picture of reality that is grand and eloquent, far more so than our intuition has led us to believe.

In the words of Stevie Wonder “When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer”. Quantum Mechanics runs counter to our day to day perception of what reality is. The solid science behind it can be a daunting task to fully understand and for this reason speculation runs rampant. A casual search of the internet will present all manner of wild propositions as to what quantum mechanics should mean to us.

This website seeks to present a clear vision of what parts of quantum science has a high probability of being true. Science is a body of knowledge but more importantly it is a method. If a theory works in the real world, if it can make accurate, repeatable predictions about how things behave then it is a worthy theory, otherwise, we should keep looking for better theories.

In 1989 Isaac Asimov wrote a little piece called “The Relativity of Wrong”. It should be required reading for any non-scientist who wishes to tread a firm path in understanding scientific issues. Asimov posits that thinking of the earth as flat is wrong but that if the earth were a perfect sphere then it would be flatter than any machinists table. When it comes to quantum mechanics we know that the table is pretty darn flat but we don’t know if it may something else as well.