The title might be a little bit of a misnomer, my questions is related but not actually that. Is quantum physics grappling with figuring out how to quantify our Universe on a very small scale? It seems this is that case in that things appear quantifiable, except that they act in ways which we cannot assign clear values to: It's a particle, but when we work out the math (you know, the quantities) it counts as a probability wave. Is this an accurate understanding of the situation quantum physics is in now? Is this seen as a problem to be overcome? Or simply an accepted fact that, you can't actually nail stuff down, there's just a degree of uncertainty? If so, are there conceivably any effects of this behavior on a larger scale? Perhaps even if through some sort of quantum system (like a quantum computer, or some other quantum system). Sorry, I'm pretty lay - I am constantly drawn in by the ideas of quantum physics but don't really find myself with the leisure to study it seriously, so I hope someone who does know what's up doesn't mind serving as a bit of a proxy for my lame self in the world of quantum physics.