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Quantum mechanics is a weird thing. Something like the last frontier of Science, it poses extreme questions which make us wonder about fundamental issues – like the role of measurement in what we see happening.

It goes to the hear of the biggest problems of existence – i.e. what is a particle, what is mass et cetera. But there is a slight problem: consensus in the interpretation of quantum mechanics results is far beyond the horizon…

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And the weird thing is that no one actually understands quantum theory. The quote popularly attributed to physicist Richard Feynman is probably apocryphal, but still true: if you think you understand quantum mechanics, then you don’t. That point was proved by a poll among 33 leading thinkers at a conference in Austria in 2011. This group of physicists, mathematicians and philosophers was given 16 multiple-choice questions about the meaning of the theory, and their answers displayed little consensus. [1]

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But really most of the problems – according to my humble opinion – are based on our inability to overcome hunderds of years of dogmatism regarding specific issues. For example not all physicists can accept that human consciousness plays a role in the wave function collapse, simply because they do not believe in… consciousness!

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Are we ready to question our “truths” in order to reach the… “truth” ?

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