Wow! I just heard that freak ocean waves can only be explained with the schrodinger wave equation! Brilliant! Real waves producing wave patterns that were thought impossible in classical mechanics. Of course, once scientists figure out exactly how real waves can do this, they can then say the same thing is going on with the electron wave. i.e. explain quantum waves with classical waves!!! REVOLUTION!! What a slap in the face for old physicists. I always knew they were too conservative. John Gribbin said that the trend in physics has been to apply quantum theory rather than to explore the reasons behind it's strange behaviour. Well, looks like he was right. And who is to thank for this revolution? The hundreds of theorectical physics whose research into daft superstring theory has cost countless millions over the last 15 years? No!, a bunch of mad old seadogs clinging to a piece of wood out in the middle of the atlantic shouting " that wave that sunk my boat was 30m high! ", and everyone else didn`t believe them and said " yeah, and yesterday you said you caught a fish which was so big! ". lol classic. It really shouldn`t suprise anyone that the next revolution in physics was initiated by fisherman and researched by the shipping industry. A noobie might have thought a physicist would be the one, but then phyisicists are so conservative as to crush any new idea. And if any physicist claims he can explain quantum waves with classical physics, he gets put in a straight jacket, and no-one will ever take him seriously again. Hmm, does anyone know about the physics of freak waves?