Chapter 3 – 2nd Edition

On page 8 of Quantum Enigma (2nd edition), we quote a caution raised by a faculty member when the course, “The Quantum Enigma,” was first proposed.

Though what you are saying is correct, presenting this material to non-scientists is the intellectual equivalent of allowing children to play with loaded guns.

Bill Burke, a good friend, was concerned that exposure to the mysteries of quantum mechanics could make students vulnerable to all sorts of pseudo-scientific nonsense.

We recognize the problem, and assured him that we intend to teach “gun safety;” we would emphasize the scientific method as the criteria for deciding what is, or is not, reliable science.

The 13 pages below, “A Modern View of Experimental Science,” are extracted from the “Notes” for the course. Instructors are free to use them in any way they wish.

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