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Initial post: 5 Apr 2010, 11:47:41 BST
It is mistaken to claim that quantum mechanics "completely shattered Newtonian laws". They did nothing of the sort. It was Einstein's theory of relativity that reduced Newton's laws to the limiting condition of un-curved space and time; much less than 'completely shattering' them. Indeed, Einstein explained why the universe appears to be flat in our frame of reference. Quantum mechanics changed the way we think of fundamental particles, but that is quite a different matter. Furthermore, quantum mechanics did not completely shatter the classical model; it shattered nothing. In the most advanced work on quantum mechanics, in which it is possible by means of super computers and good approximations of the wave equations to model multiple particles interacting, terms emerge representing entropy and other classical variables. From this we derive the arrow of time, and narrower distributions of probable observations as the numbers of particles increases; the classical world emerges. Indeed, there would be something wrong with quantum mechanics if the classical world did not emerge from the most complete models. Scientists who really understand quantum mechanics are not finding God in the hadron, and imponderable impossibilities in the particles. I hope this book is better than the Product Description text, above.
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