Nick Jordan

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Ask Nick – The Observer Effect

Mark asks:

the observer effect is proved on a quantum level

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980227055013.htm

my question is… will it ever be proved on a MACRO level?

Yes. It has been.

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  1. David Tuesday, 12th April, 2011, 7:21 pm

    That second experiment is not a macro-scale experiment though – again it is micro/nano-scale as they are dealing with individual photons of light.

  2. Nick Tuesday, 12th April, 2011, 10:48 pm

    @David I understand what you’re saying, but it seems to me that, while the photons are certainly tiny, the rest of the experimental apparatus is definitely on the macro scale. The interference pattern (or absence thereof) is most definitely viewable with the naked eye and therefore counts, as far as I’m concerned.

  3. Mark Thursday, 14th April, 2011, 4:38 pm

    Interesting points on both sides. If we could have a true MACRO experiment it would change our view of reality forever.


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