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Quantum Theories: Contemporary American Fiction, Modern Physics and the Universe - 20059


Quantum Theory is the cutting-edge meta-narrative of our times. The challenges physicists face in attempting to explain it to the non physicist, and often to themselves, involve the use of language, counter intuitive notions about cause-and-effect logic, the positing of images and metaphors to describe the quantum field-are there electrons, particles, waves, fields, antimatter, quarks, a pulsating flux, a holographic universe (each of these has been used to describe each of the others)-and the idea of statistics and probability replacing absolute objects.