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  1. #1 Is this video scientifically accurate? 
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    I watched this video about quantum physics and predetermination, it seemed pretty interesting, and I was just wondering how much of it is accurate. The video is called, "What The Bleep Do We Know". Here is a section of it
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrKvz...eature=related


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    Your link is to one of a series of documentaries that rapidly fires off dozens of idea, facts, speculation, and broad concepts to think about. It does not really try to teach, merely to show what some modern scientists are considering.

    There are many questions in the film, few answers. If you are puzzled by any particular aspect, give us the specific example.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF
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    Your link is to one of a series of documentaries that rapidly fires off dozens of idea, facts, speculation, and broad concepts to think about. It does not really try to teach, merely to show what some modern scientists are considering.

    There are many questions in the film, few answers. If you are puzzled by any particular aspect, give us the specific example.


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    Does the hypothalmus gland send off protiens that control our emotions?

    Do electrons go in and out of existance?
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    Does the hypothalmus gland send off protiens that control our emotions?
    According to Wikipedia, "The hypothalamus controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, anger, and circadian cycles." I suppose there are certain emotions related to being cold, hungry, etc. See

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothalamus

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    Do electrons go in and out of existance?
    No, not normally. They can be created and destroyed in certain subatomic situations, but they are normally rather stable.

    Quantum physics does assign rather unique properties to electrons, however. An electron can cross a "forbidden zone," in which the probability of its existence is zero, and it magically appears on the other side of the zone. Is this the same electron, which has momentarily winked out of existence only to reappear? Or has an electron been destroyed and a newly created electron has taken its place? Maybe this is what you are asking about.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF
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    Does the hypothalmus gland send off protiens that control our emotions?
    According to Wikipedia, "The hypothalamus controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, anger, and circadian cycles." I suppose there are certain emotions related to being cold, hungry, etc. See

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothalamus

    for more information.

    Do electrons go in and out of existance?
    No, not normally. They can be created and destroyed in certain subatomic situations, but they are normally rather stable.

    Quantum physics does assign rather unique properties to electrons, however. An electron can cross a "forbidden zone," in which the probability of its existence is zero, and it magically appears on the other side of the zone. Is this the same electron, which has momentarily winked out of existence only to reappear? Or has an electron been destroyed and a newly created electron has taken its place? Maybe this is what you are asking about.


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    Nope you answered my question.

    When atoms with high energy levels release energy to go to a lower energy level it is called a quantum jump, right? Well in many of these situations the atom releases light, or photons. Perhaps the photons are energy that electrons have turned into, and as the energy condenses and reaches a slower vibration it becomes the electron once more. Now of course some photons will not condense because energy is being lost, and these are the photons we see.

    Another hypothesis:
    Since atoms release energy when the electrons move overall closer to the nucleus of that atom, we can conclude that the more potential energy the atom has, the further away its electrons are from the nucleus. Naturally positve and negative charges want to touch, something must be something holding them apart, and a reason, which I think is energy.

    Are my hypothesis correct?
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    I loved the movie myself. However, it is true about the whole questions versus answers thing. It's more of a food for thought than anything else. That's why I loved it. They even say so. Try it if you want... or don't.

    "Be in the mystery."


    You may be interested in a book called "The Field" by Lynne Mctaggart.

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    An electron can cross a "forbidden zone," in which the probability of its existence is zero, and it magically appears on the other side of the zone.
    Quantum tunneling?
    Disclaimer: I do not declare myself to be an expert on ANY subject. If I state something as fact that is obviously wrong, please don't hesitate to correct me. I welcome such corrections in an attempt to be as truthful and accurate as possible.

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