Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Double Slit Experiment in Quantum Physics

The double slit experiment is one of the most famous experiments in physics and it is definitely the most infamous. This experiment shooting light or other subatomic particles such electrons a screen with two slits and that it where things get strange. 

When the double slit experiment is done with pure waves it produces an interference pattern. On the other hand pure particles like bullets would tend to produce two lines behind the slits. However subatomic particles like photons and electrons produce a wave like interference pattern, even when shot one at a time.  It is as though each particle goes through both slits at the same time.

To make things even stranger dose not stop there because when detectors are put in place to see which slit each particle actually goes through their behavior changes producing only the two lines like bullets would.

Even stranger when the detectors are on but no data is recorded the result is the wave like interference pattern. Suggesting that it is the conscience act of observing that actually changes the result.

Such a result is consistent with the Biblical view of God as creator. From a Biblical view point the universe would have resulted from God’s consciousness and so it should not be much of a surprise that we would find such a result.

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