Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 31 - Think and Explain: 57


Yes, we do. No, it doesn't.

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It has been shown that the way that questions are phrased can affect people's answers. An example might be "Do you seriously like that horrible-tasting candy that our competitor makes?" That is why "leading questions" are prohibited in criminal trials. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle has come to be used as a metaphor in the everyday, non-physics world, for example, to justify the above principle. However, it only applies in the limited domain of physical measurements.
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