Key to free will may be stripping reality naked

By Tom Siegfried, 15:39 PM March 3, 2014

Second of two parts (read Part 1)

 

Max Planck, who shook the world with his discovery of quantum physics, also offered a warning.

“One must be careful,” he said, “when using the word, real.”

It was good advice. As physicists explored the quantum domain, they found that usual ideas about reality did not apply. Reality in the realm of atoms was nothing like the world of rocks and baseballs and planets, where Newton’s laws of motions ruled with rigor. Among atoms, the rules were more like Olympic i...

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