John Dailey Posted August 15, 2007 Share Posted August 15, 2007 Baal:~ To regard the use of the terms 'wave' and 'particle' as mere metaphors is to regard the use of the terms as merely analogical. I beg to disagree. In some experimental situations, a photon clearly 'behaves' (we're talking 'empirical', no?) as a particle; in others, as a wave. The problem isn't the 'metaphorical' use of terminology; it's the attempt at integrating the empiric occurrences into a singularly coherent concept. 'Wavicle's ref to the 'head'/'tail' of a coin has to do...for now. We're all Flatlanders studying other dimensions, obviously. What's the prob with the view that we don't yet understand all?LLAPJ:D Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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