Monday, February 20, 2012

Double Slit Experiment

One of the most famous experiments in physics is known as the double slit experiment it is also the most infamous. It involves shooting light or other subatomic particles likes electrons at a screen that has two slits in it. Warning things are about to get strange.

When a double slit experiment is perfumed using pure waves the result is an interference pattern. When pure particles like bullets are used they produce two lines behind the slits. But subatomic particles like photons and electrons don’t act like bullets they produce a wave like interference pattern, even when they are shot one at a time.  It seems that each of the particles goes through both slits at the same time.

To make things even stranger dose not stop there because when detectors are put in place to see which slit each particle actually goes through their behavior changes producing only the two lines like bullets would.

To make thing even stranger if the detectors are on but the data is not recorded the result is the wave like interference pattern. This suggests that it is the conscience act of observing that actually changes the result. 

Such a result is consistent with the Biblical view of God as creator. From a Biblical view point the universe would have resulted from God’s consciousness and so it should not be much of a surprise that we would find such a result.
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