Chapter I of The Book of Quantum Mechanics of The Bible According to Einstein

Quantum Versus Classical

The seventh book of Physics

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212                        The Bible According to Einstein

The seventh book of Physics, called

Quantum Mechanics

The hummingbird’s wings flap fast and are invisible.

Chapter I: Quantum Versus Classical

Now all matter shall obey the principles of quantum mechanics. No object, particle, nucleus or atom shall violate its laws, for quantum mechanics shall be a fundamental consequence of the unbroken part of the broken Uni-Law.
     Now classical mechanics and quantum mechanics are not compatible. One is half-truth. The other is the truth. And quantum mechanics shall be the truth.
     Now classical mechanics leads to no uncertainty. Everything is determined by initial situations. In classical mechanics, the future is predictable given a complete knowledge of the present. But classical mechanics is not valid. And so the future cannot be foreseen, even with omniscience of the present.
     Now classical mechanics shall be a good approximation for objects larger than the molecules. Thus macroscopic bodies, such as blocks, balls, living beings, planets, stars and galaxies shall move in conformity with classical mechanics. And because humans are much bigger than the atoms and because humans only see, feel and touch human-sized objects, humans will think that classical mechanics be absolutely true.
     Now the quantum-mechanical behavior of a microscopic object such as an atom, a nucleus or a subatomic particle shall be completely different from the classical-mechanical behavior of a macroscopic object such as a solar system, a ball or a speck of dust. And this shall be true even though an atom is like unto a solar system, a nucleus is like unto a ball, and a subatomic particle is like unto a speck of dust. And the quantum-mechanical microscopic world shall be unlike anything a man has seen. To venture into the atomic and the subatomic shall be like entering the stately pleasure-dome of Xanadu – the scene shall be unimaginable.
     And quantum mechanics shall be correct. So there shall be uncertainty. And classical mechanics shall be flawed. But it shall be just slightly flawed. And the flaws shall be so small that classical mechanics shall be almost true. And human beings shall believe it.


 
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