FREAKY FRIDAY: Wacky Physics
The Uncertainty Principle formulated by German physicist, Werner Heisenberg, in 1927 states that the more precisely you measure a particle’s position, the less precisely you will be able to determine its momentum, and vice versa.
In a recent experiment a scientist was observing particles move in a certain motion and at a certain point the particles halted and disappeared. Yet, when there was no scientist observing the experiment the particles acted in the predicted way.
The principle is often invoked outside the realm of physics to describe how the act of observing something changes the thing being observed, or to point out that there’s a limit to how well we can ever really understand the universe.
So, the wives tale about the watched pot will never boil is true? Or is that the water takes longer to boil.
Freaky particles are messing with us humans.