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Offline sebology

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My hypothesis is based around the Young's Double Slit experiment, where photons can undergo superposition even if they are released from their source one at a time and can never come into contact with each other.

I propose they can come into contact with each other.

According to Einstein's theory of relativity, ones time can become dilated the faster you are moving; with the upper limit being the speed of light. Therefore, light always moving at the speed of light will not ever experience time - it does not age.
So, a single photon released from a source will actually encounter every other photon released from that source, as long as the environment and source remain identical because, in the view of the photon, they were released at the same; as the photons aren't 'participating' in our perception of time. Therefore, releasing each photon one by one is identical to releasing them in steady streams and that is why the Double Slit experiment produces an interference pattern.

This is better than other theories because:
1. It uses existing theories- namely Einstein's Theory of General Relativity
2. It doesn't invent parallel universes that some use to explain the superposition
3. The photon doesn't act erratically, it just doesn't follow our perception of time- so it still behaves as expected in Classical Physics.


 

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