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35. Re: Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video Nov 19, 2012, 08:26 eRe4s3r
 
You have a point I wish someone would explain how and what a photon actually is (with the quantum effects and all) because it confused me apparently. When I read up on what a photon is, I seem to stumble everywhere about this argument. Can we call a photon an particle when it is not proven that it is a particle (rather, what we see as particle like effect, could be the quantum observer effect...)

My point is, the wave-duality is not making sense to me. It seems like that is a short-cut to explain what can not be explained otherwise. This ties directly into the basic understanding of physics. What makes photons follow what wave patterns, and where does it get those patterns, what is the next step in physics? What defines what a photon is, how it acts. As long as this isn't explained to me, I don't feel right calling "light" a particle.

Apparently, Quantum Field Theory says that it matters not how one calls it, so it is a particle, apparently.

And I quote Einstein on this on the Wave-Duality theory....
This double nature of radiation (and of material corpuscles)...has been interpreted by quantum-mechanics in an ingenious and amazingly successful fashion. This interpretation...appears to me as only a temporary way out...

Someone cares to explain it better than Wikipedia does?

This comment was edited on Nov 19, 2012, 08:42.
 
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