Don’t Use “Quantum” As an Explanation for Everything

Here’s a nice rant about people using “quantum physics” and similar terms as a way to avoid actually explaining something. Almost no one  who does that actually knows anything about quantum mechanics or quantum field theory. Saying “quantum mechanics” explains your scifi technobabble, pseudoscientific crackpot theory, quack medicine, or self-help scam is lazy, unimaginative, and almost always wrong.

I’ll probably write more on this subject in the future.


One thought on “Don’t Use “Quantum” As an Explanation for Everything”

  1. I’ve been hearing more and more about quantum mechanics in my day to day life. I find it pretty funny that people hear about a few cool things scientists are doing with particles smaller than they can imagine and decide that it’s the reason behind every little thing.

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