The
uncertainty

Before we try to
answer the question

whether the
outcome of a collision

can be absolutely predetermined,

we should consider whether the state

of each of the
colliding particles before

the impact can be exactly defined.

At first we
found that light can be

simultaneously
wave and particle.

Then came the
relativity theory

and in the 20s we
began to notice

that there is an inherent inaccuracy

regarding the location in space and

the momentum of an electron.

which states that both the position and
the motion

of an electron are somewhat uncertain.

We had to
develop new Mechanics,

the Quantum Mechanics.

It was a real
shock to

our way of
thinking.

A shock that we
may not have

completely
surpassed yet.

What was
happening here?

In reality nothing special.

It was what we mentioned
about

the blur in a
photograph.

As long as we
viewed the world

from afar we
believed the

picture was quite clear.

As we increased the magnification and came

close at the atomic level, it turned out

that the image by its nature was somewhat "cloudy",

somewhat blurred, somewhat uncertain.

For the
difficulty we might still have

in understanding
the physical truth which this

principle describes, three facts are to blame:

·
the
way in which it was initially

formulated using the term "random",

·
the
fact that the calculations of Quantum

Mechanics were based on probability and finally

·
the
thoughts used to make

the principle easier to understand.

One of these
said:

*We will never be able to know exactly
what are the momentum and the position
of the electron because, while trying to
find it, we will interfere with the electron
and therefore change its state.*

*Consequently
it is useless to ask
about the state of the electron.
We must accept it as random.*

But is this
really the problem?

Whether we know
it or not?

Does not this
consideration re-introduced

the age-old
mistake of putting ourselves

in the centre of the universe?

Shouldn’t the electron be in a certain state

no matter whether we are concerned about it or not?

Is this not required by the principle of objectivity?