Nov 09 2021

Inherent Uncertainty

In quantum physics a guy named Heisenberg talks about the “Uncertainty Principle”, basically the more precisely you look at the momentum of a particle, the more uncertain you become about the position of said particle and vice versa. There are limits to studying a quantum system.

Makes me think about our perceptions of the world. Does this mean that the more we perceive a thing, the less we know about a thing? What does it mean to perceive?

I don’t think ignoring everything is what I am getting at. But, it’s saying that we can’t always depend on what our eyes ears nose touch and taste are telling us for 100% certainty on both momentum and position.

Maybe this is more about we just worry about momentum instead of position if we can only measure one with accuracy. We are always moving anyways.

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