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Re: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
> > <<the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states there is a degree of
> > uncertainty when dealing with measurements because you cannot intrude
> > system without disturbing it.>>
> > 1. I'm looking for an example on how this deals with biological
> > Does anyone have one?
> A prime example in paleontology is that when you excavate a fossil with
> multiple elements, you usually destroy the original arrangement of the
> elements. There may also be information in the material being cleared
> away that is lost.
Not really, IMHO it's debatable whether this example has anything to do with
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle is
not a general, philosophic statement. Actually, it says that the products of
the uncertainties of place and impulse, as well as of energy and time, of a
particle cannot get smaller than... either the constant h or h/2pi, I