The title for this article comes from the film, What The Bleep Do We Know!?, which we saw the other night. It is a strange mix of serious documentary on the science of Quantum Theory, woven around an entertaining story about a photographer who starts to see the world in a new way.
The film succeeds in bringing the mysteries of Quantum Physics to the general public, whilst offering an interesting metaphor about life. For years, scientists believed that they had physics sewn up – Newton’s Laws seemed to cover all eventualities and everything seemed fine. And then Quantum Physics came along and messed everything up. Newton’s Laws turned out to be a very small part of the physics of the world – only correct because they are approximations within a very limited scope of a much larger model of the world. And so scientists started to look at the world in a different way.