Walter White aka Heisenberg

Walter White on Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

There’s no uncertainty about the fact that some people blame me for everything they can think of. One little fall from grace and suddenly I’m the devil. Even when, in fact, I’m not even close.

Given today’s level of fake news, public lying and convenient pliable facts, I think you and I should get something straight. For clarity.

Let’s call this the new Walter White interpretation of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Here it goes; ‘stay out of my territory, or else.’ There’s nothing ironic about the “or else,” or its potentially deadly implications.

Let’s just be honest with each other.

In the critically undervalued “Jurassic Park: The Lost World,” Dr. Ian Malcolm asserted a rather unscientific and limited meaning to the… principle in question. I paraphrase; ‘According to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, whatever you study, you also change.

Walter White with lab tools

I would expand that limited pop-culture meaning, however mathematically inaccurate, with an additional corollary to include the obvious, ‘whatever you study, can study you, and then kill you,’ and my personal upshot, ‘and perhaps it should,’ which is more directly related to the times we live in.

The original (and now largely forgotten) meaning of the so-called Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is attributed to Werner Heisenberg in March, 1926, as stated in the New World Encyclopedia. It states that “interaction and mechanical action come in quanta, that is, in discrete units. While one can detect an integral number of quanta, one cannot detect one half or two thirds of a quantum. The quantum of interaction joins the quanta of energy, time, and space in the current description of the world. The size of all these quanta is small—which is why they appear continuous—and determined by the size of Planck's Constant.”

W.H. added that “in quantum physics, the outcome of even an ideal measurement of a system is not deterministic, but instead is characterized by a probability distribution, and the larger the associated standard deviation is, the more "uncertain" one might say that characteristic is for the system.”

Walter and Skyler

Albert Einstein didn’t particularly agree with the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle… and he probably wouldn’t agree with the Walter White Interpretation. The hell with that atomic bomb maker. Maybe he got to bed Marilyn Monroe for a while. A little while. But I got to be married to Skyler. For a while. A little while. The happiest time of my life.

Heisenberg

Today, all I have is barrels of cash hidden away, and this insanely extreme interpretation of the New Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle; “I am the danger.”

It means that however you think you can scientifically analyze a situation and predict its outcome, you can’t. The actual outcome will be a variation of your prediction. Even wildly different from your expectations.

Don’t make me repeat myself… you would be wise to heed my warning.

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