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"Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real." -- Niels Bohr

If you look at the subatomic particles, sure xD

JanKusanagi at 2015-11-13T13:16:10Z

John Patterson likes this. Niels Bohr was a smart guy, but he was certainly misguided when he said this. His was a generation still trapped in the era of Newtonian Mechanics, not yet ready to let go of the mechanical universe and to fully embrace the revolution they led. The wave nature of all matter and forces is as real as the burning of the sun, the glance at your GPS location, and the PET scan that saves your life... because all of those are possible only by the reality of the quantum world and its abandonment of the certainty of the exact outcome in trade for absolute certainty about the possibility of all allowed outcomes.

Stephen Sekula at 2015-11-13T14:03:14Z