Oh, yes.. you're absolutely right. Although - it happens so often...Jo wrote: I'm not a physicist so, yes I would certainly base whatever fuzzy scientific thoughts I have on a better informed person's valid and legitimate research. It would be easy to pass these off as my own, but I was taught at university, and I'm damn sure it still applies in civilised countries, that one NEVER tries to pass off another's ideas as one's own - that's plagiarism and one can be prosecuted legally for that offense - and the way to avoid that is by quoting one's sources. This way the interested reader can get either confirmation, clarification or further information by consulting the said references.
If you like, you could try to find something about the story of pulsars - who has stolen the idea from whom - and never in fact was punished.
Well... dear Jo - where did you find the info that Einstein didn't like the quantum theory???Einstein did not believe quantum theory was the route to follow - as far as I remember the theory in quantum physics is that the little tiny thingies (the quanta, I think - but I also think there are other more specific names for them in their various states of electrical charge) are in a constant state of flux so cannot be measured to the degree of accuracy scientists prefer - so nothing is "real" until it is actually observed, the act of observing in fact makes it "real" - you might want to check out "Schrödinger's Cat" in google.
I guess you made a very interesting mixture of a few theories here.
Anyway - the thing that Einstein did not believe in was based upon HEISENBERG's uncertainty principle. He couldn't agree with him that we're not able to measure EXACTLY pairs like energy-time or position-momentum. That's why he said - God doesn't play dice. That saying is not connected with quanta.
Well - you're right, I guess. There are several theories being developed right now - like so called superstrings etc., but no-one.. I repeat - NO-ONE questions the existence of quanta - which are just portions of the matter.Personally I think Einstein was right and science has just not yet discovered the rules which govern particles at the quantum level.
Hmm... I was just wondering - to which of LC songs we are referring here? Perhaps this one:
"I remember you well
in The Quantum Hotel
your electrons were pretty and big..."