I have seen many programs on Quantum Physics suggesting that we are the Observer that causes the collapse of the wave function. When I look into the experiments it seems more like the thing that causes the collapse of the wave function is other waves smashing into them. For instance in the double slit experiment the observer is not just watching the electrons as we would with our eye. It is a machine that throws photons at the electrons to figure out where they are. It seems stupid to me to assume that the observer is what is causing the collapse of the wave function when the observer is throwing rocks at the wave. Hence the collapse of the wave function is a physical action not just a conscious measurement. Thoughts?