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quantum theory ,do you agree with it ?

do you believe in quantum mechanics ?


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Rainman05

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It's not something that people should "believe in". It exists, it's real and just because some people are not smart enough to get it, doesn't mean it's not true.
 

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It's not something that people should "believe in". It exists, it's real and just because some people are not smart enough to get it, doesn't mean it's not true.

l can agree but many may not agree and l wanted to ask whether they believed or not .

in fact it wasnt proven to be true but wasnt disproven either .
 

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l can agree but many may not agree and l wanted to ask whether they believed or not .

in fact it wasnt proven to be true but wasnt disproven either .

Quantum mechanics, which came out of quantum theory, has seen been put to use in developing the laser and the transistor as well as the MRI, to name a few.

So it's pretty clear that at least that part of quantum theory is true.
if you want to focus on the parts that are yet unproven, you should be more specific regarding what area you want to discuss. Quantum theory is not just 1 theory. It's an asemble of theories.
 

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I voted other. Quantum Theory is for the most part as a theory correct but is not complete in my opinion until it is unified as part of a unified theory of the physical universe.
 

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Quantum mechanics, which came out of quantum theory, has seen been put to use in developing the laser and the transistor as well as the MRI, to name a few.

So it's pretty clear that at least that part of quantum theory is true.
if you want to focus on the parts that are yet unproven, you should be more specific regarding what area you want to discuss. Quantum theory is not just 1 theory. It's an asemble of theories.

l already know the universe is a series of probabilities according to it :mrgreen:

it is a general question in the title



but l had posted few posts in "whats reality" thread (many worlds ,parallel univers multi universe etc.
 

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I voted other.

I agree with it to the extent that it seems (to my somewhat limited understanding) to accurately explain the way certain physical phenomena work, but it seems to be an incomplete theory that breaks down under certain conditions.
 

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It's our only hope unless we plan to let humans run this planet for a few thousand more years. You think things are screwed up now? Now think about 2113.

Quantum Computing = Quantum AI. We must have hope.
 

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I liked the movie, although the background music was a bit too "smothering". My favorite part was the cat driving the car.
 

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Your thread title talks about Quantum Theory but your Poll talks about Quantum Mechanics. Two seperate things.

Quantum Mechanics is proven. Quantum Theory has yet to be proven. So one is not to be believed...it is to be known...IE Fact. The other is a belief system. One that I do believe in myself.
 

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Your thread title talks about Quantum Theory but your Poll talks about Quantum Mechanics. Two seperate things.

Quantum Mechanics is proven. Quantum Theory has yet to be proven. So one is not to be believed...it is to be known...IE Fact. The other is a belief system. One that I do believe in myself.

l know l must have used teh wrong word ,l should have asked " do you believe in quantum theory
 

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l know l must have used teh wrong word ,l should have asked " do you believe in quantum theory

Yes I believe in it. But I could understand why some wouldn't. 1: It is not proven, and to many, anything that is not proven is fantasy. 2: It could indicate some things which many people would be very reluctant to accept...or very happy to accept depending on your POV. Its very essences indicates that anything and everything is possible...if not in this universe and/or dimension and/or reality then in some other universe, dimension, reality. This means that even the All Mighty Spaghetti Monster could exist. ;) Which some people could not simply believe is possible...and on the flip side some would be quite willing (and happy) to believe it is possible.

Now while I believe it is possible that is all that I believe. I won't even pretend to imagine the extent of it.
 

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Yes I believe in it. But I could understand why some wouldn't. 1: It is not proven, and to many, anything that is not proven is fantasy. 2: It could indicate some things which many people would be very reluctant to accept...or very happy to accept depending on your POV. Its very essences indicates that anything and everything is possible...if not in this universe and/or dimension and/or reality then in some other universe, dimension, reality. This means that even the All Mighty Spaghetti Monster could exist. ;) Which some people could not simply believe is possible...and on the flip side some would be quite willing (and happy) to believe it is possible.

Now while I believe it is possible that is all that I believe. I won't even pretend to imagine the extent of it.

found another video

 

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It's not something that people should "believe in". It exists, it's real and just because some people are not smart enough to get it, doesn't mean it's not true.

I agree, and sorry to derail the thread, but this is exactly the kind of question that offends me. A few people put decades of their lives into the study of this and other fields of knowledge, can grasp the implications of them, and can contribute to the field.

Only a complete ignoramus would approach such a field and start shooting their mouth off about what they believe is right and wrong, when they have no foundation for understanding the subject they are talking about. This doesn't happen as much for Quantum Theory, only a bit when people misinterpret or misunderstand the concept of Shrödinger's Cat, for instance. For the most part, though, Quantum Mechanics is a field that is way too brainy for most people to touch.

What a lot of people don't have a problem with is ranting about their opinions on evolution, global warming, and vaccines. Despite having no academic foundation in these fields, regular people have gotten the impression that everyone has a voice and each opinion is valid. I'm sorry, but no, it's not. Go study at an accredited school for 10 years and then you can spout your theories and garner respect.
 

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Other. Quantum theory is useful in some aspects that involve what we can actually observe and manipulate, but is not complete enough to be entirely reliable. Especially when it comes to matters outside of our planet, where we're really just making overcomplicated guesses. Until we actually go out and experience the universe, guesses are all we'll ever have.
 

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I agree, and sorry to derail the thread, but this is exactly the kind of question that offends me. A few people put decades of their lives into the study of this and other fields of knowledge, can grasp the implications of them, and can contribute to the field.

Only a complete ignoramus would approach such a field and start shooting their mouth off about what they believe is right and wrong, when they have no foundation for understanding the subject they are talking about. This doesn't happen as much for Quantum Theory, only a bit when people misinterpret or misunderstand the concept of Shrödinger's Cat, for instance. For the most part, though, Quantum Mechanics is a field that is way too brainy for most people to touch.

What a lot of people don't have a problem with is ranting about their opinions on evolution, global warming, and vaccines. Despite having no academic foundation in these fields, regular people have gotten the impression that everyone has a voice and each opinion is valid. I'm sorry, but no, it's not. Go study at an accredited school for 10 years and then you can spout your theories and garner respect.

l dont think l look like one of those ignorant ones

because l also know this is not the law of gravity

some people should try posting nicely instead of looking agressive
 

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l dont think l look like one of those ignorant ones

because l also know this is not the law of gravity

some people should try posting nicely instead of looking agressive

My bad, Medusa. I just get so mad about science.
 

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I voted other.

I agree with it to the extent that it seems (to my somewhat limited understanding) to accurately explain the way certain physical phenomena work, but it seems to be an incomplete theory that breaks down under certain conditions.

Quantum Mechanics is not known to break down under any conditions.

General Relativity is thought by some to break down in the interior of Black Holes. Partly because of this QM is favored over GR as most likely to produce an eventual final Theory Of Everything.
 

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Your thread title talks about Quantum Theory but your Poll talks about Quantum Mechanics. Two seperate things.

Quantum Mechanics is proven. Quantum Theory has yet to be proven. So one is not to be believed...it is to be known...IE Fact. The other is a belief system. One that I do believe in myself.
This is not accurate.

Quantum Theory was discovered by Max Planck in 1900. It consists of the single hypothesis that all energy consists of integer multiples of a very small amount, now known as Planck's Constant.

Quantum Mechanics, a development of the the implications of the original theory, proceeded from initial breakthroughs by Werner Heisenberg in 1925 and Erwin Schrodinger in 1926, and contributed to by many others in work that continues today.

We could use professional commentary at this point, but I believe it is not too far off to say that the most fundamental feature of QM is that the behavior of a particle in motion (its "mechanics") can only be described as probable rather than than definite.

Quantum Theory and Quantum Mechanics are as fully confirmed by experiment as a scientific hypothesis has ever been. Any so-called final theory of everything will have to incorporate the insights they provide.
 

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Science isn't something that you believe in, it's something you accept because it's factually true. The evidence for quantum mechanics is overwhelming. If you don't accept it, you're an idiot.
 

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The portion of Quantum Mechanics I am familiar with is Quantum Optics.
Within the limits of our measurement instruments, it appears to be accurate.
That does not exclude a better fitting model from showing up later.
Dr. Randell Mills claims to get Hydrogen to drop to a new ground state,
and there is some validation of his claim.
If true, it could throw parts of Quantum Mechanics on it's ear.
 

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It's a scientific theory like any other. It might be right, or it might be wrong. As a layman, I'm frankly never going to be able to tell the difference either way.

As such, I don't see much of a reason to get overly worked up about it. I'll accept it as being at least casually true until something better comes along. :shrug:
 
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