CALGARY, Alberta – A number of our faithful readers (OK, two) claim that I must live in a fantasy world of monsters and superheroes, because I’ve recently written about comparing Godzilla to Gamera and I’m working on a story comparing Superman to Captain Marvel. However, I can be as scientific as Flowman and McGuilicuddy. To prove my point, we will enter the world of quantum physics and examine the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and the Pauli Exclusion Principle.
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle:
In quantum mechanics, the uncertainty principle is any of a variety of mathematical inequalities asserting a fundamental limit to the accuracy with which the values for certain pairs of physical quantities of a particle, such as position, x, and momentum, p, can be predicted from initial conditions. Such variable pairs are known as complementary variables or canonically conjugate variables; and, depending on interpretation, the uncertainty principle limits to what extent such conjugate properties maintain their approximate meaning, as the mathematical framework of quantum physics does not support the notion of simultaneously well-defined conjugate properties expressed by a single value.
The Pauli Exclusion Principle:
The exclusion principle is the quantum mechanical principle which states that two or more identical fermions (particles with half-integer spin) cannot occupy the same quantum state within a quantum system simultaneously. This principle was formulated 1925 for electrons, and later extended to all fermions with his spin–statistics theorem of 1940.
Sure, this is a bunch of scientific mumbo jumbo to most of us, but I’m here to help make sense of it all. Let’s examine the pertinent facts:
Number of People in Entire
World Who Understand It 42 27
Did Curly Understand It? Soitinly Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk
Author German physicist Austrian physicist
Named Werner Named Wolfgang
Nobel Prize? Yes, 1932 Yes, 1945
Alive or Dead? Dead Dead
Other Accomplishments Chugged 6 Steins in Nailed Maria
30 Minutes von Trapp
Would Rather Forget Working for Hitler Nailing Maria
There you have it, all the important stuff. Now you know 2P News can be both entertaining and educational with yours truly in the forefront.