Not Quite Science

My personal shortlist of the most adorable misconceptions from the fringes of human comprehension

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Components of double-slit experiment
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Classic wave-wave interference as the single particle appears to pass through both slits simultaneously
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Interference pattern, building gradually as more individual particles are fired from the emitter
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What you get when you try to detect which slit the particle passes through: it’s either one or the other
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