

S2000magician Inner circle Yorba Linda, CA 3465 Posts 
The first episode of NUMB3RS was interesting, and tonight's was as well, until their mathematician claimed that the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle applies to anything larger than subatomic particles: in particular, the claim that the HUP says anything about how people's behavior changes when they're being observed is absurd.
I emailed CBS about this, suggesting that they should have techinical consultants  physicists or mathematicians  who really understand this stuff. Who knows . . . . 
Chris Miller Loyal user Rochester, NY 242 Posts 
I also saw it this. I have a good chuckle everytime the math whiz looks around and the world slows down with funny graphs and equations superimposed on it. I understand the equations don't have to be accurate, but it still cracks me up. The HUP was a reach, especially because at that point the math equation was done, and the FBI was at work again, and they should know things can go wrong without being subjected to a modern physics lecture. The show intrigues me because I am an engineer, but I figure most people would have tuned out already. I don't know how long I'll hang in there on this show because the FBI is way too dependent on the math whiz.

Reis O'Brien Inner circle Seattle, WA 2467 Posts 
Guys, it's just a TV show. It's meant for entertainment.
Don't drown with nerdocity! 
Chris Miller Loyal user Rochester, NY 242 Posts 
Too late.

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