Hi,

Both of these answers are very reassuring. The thing is some of the stuff in Quantum mechanics is quite weird. Take the multiple dimensions that Schrodinger's wave function involves, and maybe the need for a freer new theories section becomes apparent. Let me try to explain multiple dimensions to you as I see it, in our world we use three dimensions namely width, height and length which can be called [tex]\gamma 1[/tex] [tex] \gamma 2 [/tex] and [tex]\gamma 3[/tex] which together with time describe our world. As far as the hydrogen atom with its single electron goes, [tex]\gamma 1[/tex] [tex] \gamma 2 [/tex] and [tex]\gamma 3[/tex] gives an almost perfect description of all of the information needed to describe the single electron that is there, but with the next atom in line namely helium, which has two electrons we have two sets of [tex]\gamma 1[/tex] [tex] \gamma 2 [/tex] and [tex]\gamma 3[/tex], and the sad thing is that the first [tex]\gamma 1[/tex] [tex] \gamma 2 [/tex] and [tex]\gamma 3[/tex] that we have used to describe the first electron cannot be simply used to describe the second electron some new form of dimension has to be used. This gets compounded when the next atom on the periodic table is encountered which has three electrons, now instead of finding an extra three dimensions it is necessary to find six new dimensions. The thing about string theory is that they openly admit to using 10 new dimensions, what happened, they lost credibility? "OK, it might be a nice theory but an extra 11 dimensions you have got to be kidding we can do better than that!". With Quantum Mechanics the fact that the Schrodinger wave function requires these multiple dimensions is so well hidden that even most scientists don’t know about it, they will spout on about the 2D Schrodinger equation and the 3D Schrodinger equation little knowing that it actually involves 276 dimensions for a full description ! This kind of situation might be acceptable to a statistical physicist, which is what Born was, but to an everyday person, it does look like a tangled labyrinth. The point being that, with such weird theories floating around, it is essential that some place ** should** be given for new theories. Congratulations Naked Scientist for making this possible.

n.b: I am still not able to post and am still getting the blacklisted error message. Hope it is a software glitch