I enjoy considering the Observer Effect, in which that which is being observed, whether people, animals or subatomic particles, changes its behavior specifically because it’s being observed.
I like String Theory because it posits multiverses. I might be Queen of the Galaxy in one universe – or maybe I have legs that go all the way up in another universe. I might even be able to carry a tune in a third.
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is just plain old fun to talk about. One can never precisely measure both the momentum and the position of a particle because if you increase your precision in one area, you lose precision in the other. So you never really know what your particles are up to, do you? For all you know they’re up to no good. I know mine are, up to no good that is.
This one is really cool – The Quantum Zeno Effect in which an unstable particle under continual observation never ever decays. In a sense it becomes frozen in time, immortal. Interesting, huh? And we’re back to the Observer Effect.
It’s sort of cool to consider the shape of our universe. What if it really is one big sphere and not ever-expanding? (Which begs two questions… If the universe is expanding, what is it expanding into, and if it’s not, what lies beyond the boundaries of our spherical universe?) However, for the sake of argument let’s say we inhabit a spherical universe. If I left home and traveled the circumference– if I lived long enough or could move fast enough – I’d end up back where I started. Which then leads me to the logical conclusion that the universe begins and ends with me. I stand in the center of the universe.
Is light a wave or a particle? Or is it both- sometimes a wave, sometimes a particle?
The Aborigines in Australia have a concept of Dreamtime – From Australian Aborigine Dream Beliefs:
“The aborigines call it the ‘all-at-once’ time instead of the ‘one-thing-after-another’ time. This is because they experience Dreamtime as the past present and future coexisting.”
I’ve been there. Not to Australia, but to Dreamtime.
I guess if you’ve ever wondered what goes on in my head, well, there you have it. Yeah, I’m either pondering the above or inventing a recipe for the gooiest chocolate brownies in the world. Usually at the same time. But lets not talk about Schrodinger’s Cat because that paradox is just damned depressing.
I’m baking brownies tomorrow!