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60 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 March 2008 04:08AM

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Comment author: [deleted] 21 July 2013 03:11:13PM 2 points [-]

Wither knowledge. It is not knowledge that causes this effect, it is the fact that momentum amplitude and position amplitude relates to one another by a fourier transform.

A narrow spike in momentum is a wide blob in position and vice versa by mathematical necessity.

Quantum mechanics' apparent weirdness comes from wanting to measure quantum phenomena with classical terms.