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Some science pubs want to survive as trusted sources? This from Real Clear Science:

Technically, the headlines are not incorrect. Yet, to me and others, they imply something more radical than what was actually observed. To cut to the chase, an individual photon cannot be observed acting as both a pure particle and wave at the same time. But if you assemble a group of many different photons, you can observe some acting like particles and others acting like waves. Many stories did not make this clear.

The researchers who performed the experiment, published in Nature Communications, are on the same wavelength with this assessment.

“I also believe that a lot of people are overinterpreting the significance of these data,” senior author Fabrizio Carbone of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, wrote in an email. He performed the work with collaborators at EPFL, Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Berkeley, California.

The researchers trapped a wave on a super-thin “nanowire” with a thickness measured in nanometers or billionths of a meter. It’s a standing wave, like a vibration of a guitar string, with peaks and valleys that stay fixed in the same position.

To be precise, it’s not strictly a light wave as the headlines suggest

Naturalism can no longer perform the mystical moments of faux insight required to keep it going.

To understand how we got here, see What has materialism done for science?

Look, we said before, lose the pom poms. Can we help arrange a toxic junk pickup?

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Every being conceivable exists in the so called multiverse too..... Just not God ;) humbled
The multiverse: Where everything turns out to be true, except philosophy and religion
Good one. The article linked was very informative - thanks for pointing it out. Silver Asiatic

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