hey guys and gals,
i was recently researching Thomas youngs' infamous double slit experiment. most of you know what i'm talking about. but if you don't check out the video posted below. the video is pretty simply explained, but the last part may be a litle confusing to our younger audiences. watch the whole video then read the explanation posted below the link.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfPeprQ7oGe
In case you didn't understand the last part,The light particles behaved with wave like properties during the double slit experiment (this does not make sense since matter is not waves). Then when the scientist inserted the "observer" to try to analyze what was going on. the particles started to behave as matter again, but when you take off the observer, they act as waves. i've heard numerous repsponses to this including that the light particles emit both matter and wave-like properties.
If you remenber, the light particles acted as matter when the observer was put. observing means using all five senses (not only sight). so there is a curious theory stating that when you do not observe matter (either by touch, sight,smell,etc..) it may change to wave like properties, but when you observe it again it changes back to the original matter. (similar to how the particles acted during the experiment.) if this theory is true, then when you are not observing matter, then it may change to whatever it wants to be. For example if you are at home right now, your School's particles may change to a tree in london, but when you come back to your school and observe it, it will change back to your school's particle and you will have never seen the change.
This may be difficult to swallow, as it challenges everything you know about life. if your not in a room observing your mother right now, her particles may be a stone in your front lawn.
This may make no sense for you, you may dismiss it as pseudoscience or whatnot. I am a catholic and i frankly do not beleive in this theory, but it is quite interesting and i made it as simple as possible for you guys.