Quantum Physics and Raising Teens

Niels Bohr said anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. Richard Feynman said no-one understands quantum theory. But quantum theory makes possible lasers, computers, transistors, GPS, cellphones, MRI machines and all the wonders of the information age. Without quantum theory much of modern science would not exist.

So I have tried to understand it better. Ken Gillings gave me a slight insight into the mysteries of quantum physics on one of our hysterical tours here. And I think having a teenage son has given me a better grip on Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle.

Which says “If you know where it is then you don’t know what it’s doing; And if you know what it’s doing then you don’t know where it is.”

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