I'll probably end up sounding like a retard but here is my question. If particles are only tendicies (wabbling in/as waves) until a measurement has been made (wave collapse/position determined), how did the their waves collapse back when there were no sentient beings alive (before Earth was formed)? and another question. Say there is another universe just like ours, but during all its life, no life ever got created. Would it never exist since, its waves will never collapse? Thanks! I am a person very interested in this stuff but I do confess I only know only a little bit more than the basics.