What created the Big Bang

The non amateur stuff. Hawking, black holes, that sort of thing

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The reason why the observer effects the experiment is that the particle being detected has to interact with another particle so that the observer can actually know anything about it. For example (roughly); to "see" a proton you have to hit it with a photon. This interaction changes the behaviour of the proton. You cannot see the proton, or other subatomic particles, without first changing it.

This is related to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and the aforementioned wavefunction collapse.
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Thanks, Joe. Don't you mean the observer "affects" the experiment? Stella?! :lol:
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Brian, ssshhht! With some luck it might slip through the net unnoticed.
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If Miss does notice, m' lad, she'll march you to the front of the class. :twisted:
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Can we have a little less chat at the back, there?
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