Who chimes "No Absolutes!" chimes absolutely.
Quantum Theory was discovered by Max Planck in 1900. It consists of the single hypothesis that all energy consists of integer multiples of a very small amount, now known as Planck's Constant.
Quantum Mechanics, a development of the the implications of the original theory, proceeded from initial breakthroughs by Werner Heisenberg in 1925 and Erwin Schrodinger in 1926, and contributed to by many others in work that continues today.
We could use professional commentary at this point, but I believe it is not too far off to say that the most fundamental feature of QM is that the behavior of a particle in motion (its "mechanics") can only be described as probable rather than than definite.
Quantum Theory and Quantum Mechanics are as fully confirmed by experiment as a scientific hypothesis has ever been. Any so-called final theory of everything will have to incorporate the insights they provide.
Science isn't something that you believe in, it's something you accept because it's factually true. The evidence for quantum mechanics is overwhelming. If you don't accept it, you're an idiot.
The portion of Quantum Mechanics I am familiar with is Quantum Optics.
Within the limits of our measurement instruments, it appears to be accurate.
That does not exclude a better fitting model from showing up later.
Dr. Randell Mills claims to get Hydrogen to drop to a new ground state,
and there is some validation of his claim.
If true, it could throw parts of Quantum Mechanics on it's ear.
It's a scientific theory like any other. It might be right, or it might be wrong. As a layman, I'm frankly never going to be able to tell the difference either way.
As such, I don't see much of a reason to get overly worked up about it. I'll accept it as being at least casually true until something better comes along.
"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
I'm like a five year old that has to pee really Really REALLY bad jumpin' up and down waiting for
the Theory of everything
not in my lifetime but one day, oh yes one day, then we'll be onna par with the Borg or even Q?
If it quacks like a duck it must be a dawg?
"Sovereignty is not given, it is taken." ATATÜRK