(previous and next)
At the moment the service came to an end around nine o'clock a thunderstorm started outside, and there was some heavy rain once we came outside. Very typical many of use thought, as it would be a typical thing for him to arrange such a thing.
Afterwards, there was a last possibility to look at him in the nearby mortuarium. I had to wait inline for almost an hour. The rain had gone, but there still was some occasional lighting going on.
I had never felt the urge to speak to a corps while looking at for the last time, but this time I did to my surprise. Not that I did say something, but there were still so many things that I would have like to say as a goodbey.
After the service, we walked to the nearby graveyard, just a few streets further in the middle of the village. There were almost a thousant people present, I hear later. There was some one letting some balloons go up into the air. But the strong wind blew them into some three fencing the graveyard, and they got stuck there. Some last words were said at the grave, after which everybody had the opportunity to walk by the grave. Then everyone walked in one long procession to the restaurant "De gulle waard", where some coffee with buns were served. Both before and after this there was a short prayer.
About four hours after we had left our office we returned, but we were not really able to do any usefull work, as we just kept on talking what happened, and still could not believe that it did happen.
|Gold (Au)||56.1 %|
|Copper (Cu)||21.8 %|
|Silver (Ag)||21.0 %|
|Zinc (Zn)||1.1 %|
|Nickel (Ni)||0.0 %|
|Palladium (Pd)||0.0 %|
It looks like the gold producers do the same trick as the steel producers. My ring is a 14 carat gold ring. Appearently, the definition of 14 carat gold is everything between 13.5 and 14.4999 parts of the 24 parts of the whole. (24 carat gold equals pure gold.) The difference between 13.464 and 13.5 is probably within the accuracy of the measuring method.
The leaves of the small chestnut tree have now all fallen off. It is now only a single branch with a bud on top of it.
Looking at the time-line found in the Dune Encyclopedia (which is considered to be non-canonical by Brain Herbert), I got some interesting ideas for the story about Holtzmann, a cyborged genius who after being 7487 years old was destroyed at the end of the Butlerian Jihad.
This time it was less confronting then the previous two times. Although this was the third time, it was still very interesting to meet all the other Kabuki children and their parents. This time there were also two adults with Kabuki present. One was 23 years, and the other was 33 years.
( Third Dutch Kabuki Day and Fifth Dutch Kabuki Day)
This made me think about the duality of light being particles (or quanta, to be more precise) and waves at the same time. The famous experiment is with the slid. You let some monochrome light shine throw a piece of paper with two holes, and their appears some inference pattern. If you add more holes, you get different patterns. Okay, that shows that light behaves likes interfering waves. Sofar, nothing really strange happens. But what if you reduce the strength of the light to such an extend that you know there are only a few photons (light quanta) passing the piece of paper with the holes. Then these light particles still form a interference pattern (although it is very weak). Now this is really strange. How can there be an interference pattern if there are no other photons to interfere with? This led the man, that I refered to above, to believe that there must be a parallel universes in which these photons do occur.
Always when there is a paradox in your thinking, it means that one of your assumptions is wrong. Appearently, the photon is interfering with itself. It passes through both holes at the same time. For a particle this seems impossible, but for a wave not. So are photons particles with a wave behaviour, or are they waves with a particle behaviour. Generally, the first position is held, because the second would require the existence of an ether on which the waves occur, and that seems to be a strange idea. It seems the choice is between the existence of an ether, or a multi-universum. Most people will say that Einsteins general relativety theory goes against the idea of an ether. But that it is not true. It simply goes against an ether that can be detected. But if something cannot be detected, then it is not there, some will respond. But that is also not true. Its existence cannot be detected by us, because we too are waves. But if its existence would explains everything, then there is no reason to accept the fact that it does exist.
If light are waves (or better wavelets) with a partical interaction behaviour, then the effect that is seen where there is a lot of light traveling through the two holes in the paper, just a special case of single photons traveling through the holes, instead of the other way around.
This brought me to some thoughts experiments. What if we do not take two holes, but we simply take two monochrome light sources. Do they interfere? What if we use half transparent mirrors instead of holes, which are known to produce the same kind of interference, and we make one path many times longer than the other, such that there is a delay of several miliseconds. Will there still be an interference pattern. I think the answer to both of these questions will be true. Why, because sofar I have never heard anybody say that they do not interfere, which would be a very interresing phenonema, I think. If there would not be any interference, then it would mean that photons only interfere with themselves. Conclusion: photons interfer with both themselves and others. Only with photons of the same wave length going in the same direction? If they interfer just with any photon then it would be a little strange. Would photons still travel in a straight line when surrounded with many other photons? Or is there something completely wrong in my thinking?
Please note that these are just my stupid ideas. I might be completely of the mark.
(follow-up, remark on ether)
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