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Jeremy Thomas April 22 at 11:52am Anomalies and Quantum Mechanics.

April 22 at 11:52am

Anomalies and Quantum Mechanics. 

Many people had been exposed to the wonderful ideas of Quantum Mechanics: the physics of the micro-world. 

Beyond a certain scale in that micro-world things are far from the "reality" that we perceive in the "classic" macro world. 

At that lower scale for example our two valued logic: that a given statement can only have a true or false truth value does not apply anymore: things can be true, or false and also "anything in between", the truth value of things could be a "probability" value ranging from 0 to 1, "0" for certainly false, "1" for certainly true but any real value between 0 and 1 as a probability of that truth value. 

This lead to very "weird" occurrences as for example a particle on a side of a "barrier" always will have a non zero probability of being at the other side of the barrier; "tunneling" spontaneously through it, the so called tunneling effect on Quantum Mechanics that have multiple practical applications in semiconductors. 

But what many people do not know is that quantum mechanical effects can manifest at the macroscopic level: superfluity and superconducting are two known quantum phenomenon at the macroscopic level. 

For example you can have a superconducting ring where all electric current flowing through that ring is moving in one direction AND also is moving in the opposite direction simultaneously, that will be a "contradiction" for a classically educated engineer and a cause of cognitive dissonance. 

This basic macroscopic quantum effect is used in the quantum computers being manufactured by D-Wave systems today for example. 

If a physical phenomena can be reproduced in laboratory conditions then it is natural to consider that similar occurrences can happen in nature, or even more: that it could exist phenomena that are directly or indirectly the result of quantum effects at the macroscopic level, phenomena where our classical two valued logic does not apply by being too narrow. 

And obviously the phenomena that we have in mind are Anomalies. 

If some Anomalies are plasma based lifeforms then their mastering of quantum physics is at their very being and the exploitation of macroscopic quantum effects by them will be just "natural". Superfluity and superconducting will be just two known phenomena that we know that they can use, but do we know all quantum macroscopic effects?
Obviously no.

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