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What the Bleep do we know? Doco

  1. Jan 29, 2010 #1
    What the Bleep do we know!? Doco

    Ive read that this video is filled with nonsense.

    Is the cartoon scene with the oldguy explaining the double slit experiement correct?
    What was that guy talking about how you can take a photo of something being in multiply (3000) places at once?
    They talk about uncertainty principle with bouncing basketballs being in several places at once, is this true even if the effect is so small.

    thanks
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2010 #2

    russ_watters

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    Re: What the Bleep do we know!? Doco

    Yes, the movie is mostly crap and yes, they do get a few things right. I don't know about the specific part, but for the double slit experiment, there are two things to note:

    1. For all intents and purposes, a photon goes through both slits at the same time.
    2. When it hits the wall/detector, it only hits in one place and the pattern builds up over time. This is evident from experiments firing single photons or electrons at a time.

    All of this is discussed in the wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-slit_experiment
     
  4. Jan 29, 2010 #3
    Re: What the Bleep do we know!? Doco

    thank you
     
  5. Jan 29, 2010 #4

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