ATOMS like their privacy as any physicist knows who tries to nail down their elusive face and place.
This effect is due to something dubbed the “measurement problem” in quantum physics.
Whether atoms are waves or particles, it was supposed, would be established simply by observing them. But it was not that easy.
So-called “observing” the fickle critters, actually changed their supposed appearance!
For decades this classic problem in quantum physics has been a mystery, and shows no possibility of being resolved anytime soon, at least not with the use of conventional scientific methods.
In ancient times such mysteries were resolved by initiated seers whose “flashing gaze” could penetrate “into the very kernel of matter, and recorded the soul of things there,” H. P. Blavatsky recounts. [SD 1:272]
“…but modern science believes not in the ‘soul of things,'” she wrote.
The size, shape and location of these energetic illusions will likely never be resolved. To prove it, Mme. Blavatsky argues that the atoms and particles of modern science don’t really exist except in the exuberant imaginations of the scientists. And she famously insisted that atoms are merely “entified abstractions,” are not subject to physical laws, and that no scientist will ever see one.