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|Quantum mechanics is famous for saying that a tree falling in a forest when there's no one there doesn't make a sound. Quantum mechanics also says that if anyone is listening, it interferes with and changes the tree. And so the famous paradox: how can we know reality if we cannot measure it without distorting it? Disclaimer: I can't measure a board the same way twice, in spite of infinite tries, thus this article is of 'particular' interest to me (would that our politicians simply stop distorting!).|
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