In the double-slit experiment, an interference pattern emerges, until observed, whereby there emerges no diffraction pattern. I was thinking about this, and the following occurred to me. I was hoping someone could tell me if I was approaching a better understanding...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

When observed, the wave function collapses because it becomes infinite.

All certainty is uncertain, outside the parameters of its certainty. In other words, limited possibility can only be understood as limited, relative to all the possibilities that it is not. If the parameters within which possibility is limited are exceeded, then by definition, they have become limitless.

Observation, being outside the parameters of limited possibility, must then, exceed those limitations. The wave, the expressed mathematical function of a set of limited possibilities -- relative certainty -- becomes infinitely uncertain, and so collapses.

Is that it?

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