Monday, February 13, 2006

Quantum Physics and The Question of Uncaused Subatomic Events

MYTH
Subatomic events are uncaused and therefore the beginning of the universe could also be uncaused

Quantum physics do not show that subatomic events are uncaused. Heisenberg's principle is one of unpredictability, not uncausality. The overall pattern can be predicted even though a certain particle's position can't be predicted. Scientists can't be too sure of what the subatomic realm is truly like. Furthermore, not all physicists agree with Heisenberg's principle of uncertainty.