Post Number:#301 June 21st, 2012, 10:13 am
Half-Six wrote:Prismatic wrote:An experiment with fullerenes has demonstrated matter waves intereference.
Sorry to throw the cat amongst pigeons again, but looking at the C60 experiment it looks to me (and do correct me if I’m wrong) that we only have evidence (“a smoking gun” or better “a bloodied knife”) that the fullerene connects with the laser. We don’t see this (“the knife entering the victim’s body”) – we don’t see the fullerenes being thermally ionised, we see an electron count at the Channeltron electron multiplier. I’m not saying this supports many of the conclusions that Xris is jumping to, nor that QM isn’t a complete description of reality, I think it is. But it provides ammunition to those who want to rubbish science if we don’t acknowledge this. I also think that, whatever we might mean by microscopic particles, as opposed to macroscopic particles – it is important that human beings aren’t consciously aware of them, we are only consciously aware of the evidence. I think this is a philosophical problem, not a scientific problem, because science presupposes conscious awareness.
You are all kidding yourself if you think it is not a significant scientific mistake. The concept is dragging you down dead ends and all you have left is philosophy. I am not rubbishing science and for you to make that accusation can only be sign of frustration. lets be clear about this, theoretical particle science is not representative of the clearly defined sciences that have learnt respect and admiration.