Hello - I am new to this forum and to much of physics, thank you in advance for your responses - hopefully I won't get beaten up too bad!. Imagine if fundamental particles somehow floated on waves and when you move a particle you're really generating a wave and the movement of the wave is what moves the particle. Don't ask what the wave is but we'll assume that it is currently or permanently undetectable. If particles moved that way, I can imagine the two slit experiment as the following: An electron is accelerated towards the slits. Really it is a wave that is moving toward the slits and the electron is riding on it. The wave goes through both slits but the electron only goes one way or the other. On the other side, the waves interfere and this affects the movement of the electron. If the detector on the other side of the slits were to light up when an electron hits, the electrons would display the interference fringes and we would get the standard picture. The electron never goes both ways but the wave does. If we had no way of detecting the wave, it would appear as though the electron was interefering with itself. Thoughts?