Friday, 12 December 2008

The future is not set in stone

pastel drawing of an old oil painting
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Einstein said that all time exists now both the past and present. But in Quantum Atom Theory time is created by atom expansion in block of energy (quanta) that grow and create their own spacetime. Like a small child putting square play blocks on top of each other spacetime is formed in the same way.
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Today physicists say the microscopic world is very different from ours and that they need probability
wavefunctions because there can only ever be a probability of where things might be.
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But in QAT when we look at the microscopic world of the atom we are looking at the future of that atom own spacetime and the probability is no different than you would get with any future event. I could set up a probability wavefunction for myself to find out where I might be tomorrow and it would work for me just as good as it works for an electron.
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14 comments:

Kai C. said...

beautiful painting!:)
how r u?

Vir Ex Humus said...

Nice simplified way of explaining Quantum Atom Theory. I see you presented it my favorite painting, "Wanderer above the Sea of Fog" by Caspar David Friedrich. Excellent taste.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I like the pastel- nice work.

RiverSoul said...

Is it possible to predict the future of a molecule by studying the constituent atoms and their spins?
Magnetic spins do hold some keys to this, don't they?

SandyCarlson said...

You help me visualize these challenging concepts. Thanks.

Your painting is gorgeous. It reminded me for a moment of the work of Jack Yeats--I think because of the feeling of moving through time as well as space.

Devika said...

Hi Nick,

Its the title that strikes me more..

To me QAT -- is interesting for the way it enables one to superimpose the macroscopic world in the microscopic and viceverse..yet, in me a major part of it is just about imagination.

the painting looks good...in this world, one is often left so to ponder...but pondering on the future is a futile exercise, i believe

wishes,
devika

Shreeja said...

the colours set the painting's mood...
...there are innumberable small worlds within every world...so I'd believe that the microscopic world should be actually miniatures...
...and definitely, parallel existence is possible in dimensions, that's how i guess the larger picture can be concieved....by the great one....i'd think...

Art and Poetry said...

Vir Ex Humus- Thanks I am glade you like the drawing I seen it on your blog the other day!

Art and Poetry said...

RiverSoul- we can't predict, we don't even know where anything too it all probability

Art and Poetry said...

Devika- imagination is a good thing to have! I believe knowledge can pull us out of poverty.
Hopefully QAT is about knowledge and not just imagination.

Sandy said...

That painting is WONDERFUL!!!

and your writing....wow...

Cynthia said...

You've captured the contemplative
stance of this man in your painting.

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Kathiesbirds said...

You drawing reminds me of Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights.

Anonymous said...

I have never really heard "Quantum Atom Theory" used much in science, just on the web. Quantum Theory, of course, is generally considered a sub-atomic theory, not atomic. I noticed some peoples blogs are putting it as a new theory. I even notice that there is a comment here of how it relates to macroscopic and microscopic world theories. In my opinion, those are two area that should not be combined in such way at this time. Nor does it have enough stability and scientific backing to be considered a theory, just a hypothesis, maybe a philosophy. Interesting as it may be... I'm not alone in feeling there is way too much mystery left in QT to be combining classical and quantum elements just yet.