From PhilPapers forum Philosophy of Physical Science:
The Logic of Physics: Some Problematic Concepts
Reply to Hachem El Ouggouti
Flying Goats (معزة ولو طارت)[
[see also Particles and Waves ]
The Arab saying translates literally into: It is a goat, even if it flies. That is the impression I get when looking at the famous Hitachi double slit experiment.
What I find most surprising is that it is used as a proof for the interference phenomenon while it is in my eyes the most tangible proof that such a phenomenon only exists in the imagination of its author (Thomas Young) and followers.
What we are given to see is that single electrons fired successively at a screen, after a while create the same patterns known from Young's experiment. The conclusion seems obvious to me: Young's interpretation is wrong and light is not a wave!
But nooo! They say, I assure you, It is definitely a goat!
[How about this one?
Cutting-Edge Experiments: Interfering Soccer Balls]