What the uncertainty principle actually means is that some information automatically interferes with or obscures other information. These are called complementary variables. Some examples are position and momentum, wave particle dualities and even energy and time (duration). It is the limit of knowing with mathematical certainty two of a particle’s physical properties at the same time. At scales very small or very exacting it is as though there is a blurred focus that cannot be quite corrected. The clearer one variable the more random or less precise the other, hence the “fuzzy border” referred to in this poem.
The world we know has a fuzzy border
at the limit of our best perception —
there’s more probability than order
and certainty is a misconception.
Simultaneity just seems absurd
now that Einstein’s explained relativity —
observers can’t know when they’ve seen or heard
an event without subjectivity.
The very atoms of which we are made
partly reside in hidden dimensions —
there may be a Multiverse unassayed
where we’ll lose nearly all our conventions,
but we must keep researching even though
we only find out how little we know.