Physics Doesn't Bohr Me

by wootbot


Niels Bohr only formalized what we already knew: Nothing makes any goddamn sense. 

Danish Physicist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922 for his seminal contributions to quantum and atomic physics. His model of atomic structure, with electrons orbiting the nucleus, remains a staple of physics classrooms worldwide. It was with his theories of complementarity, however, that Bohr managed to prove what laypeople already knew: 

Sh&* is fu*#@ed. 

Complementarity shows that the same "object," such as a photon, could simultaneously act in several different ways, such as both a particle and a wave. In other words, even physics doesn't make any sense, in the end. What was once thought of the "King of the Sciences" was thereby brought down to the same level as every other damn thing in this world--a meaningless maelstrom of sound and fury, signifying nothing. 

Some of you "physicists" may argue that this isn't what quantum mechanics implies at all, that seemingly paradoxical aspects of complementarity are in fact wholly understandable within a broader conceptual framework. But to you we retort: Sounds complicated.