Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Why? Because explaining such fundamental topic by means of probabilities is -- weird. In this particular case, it's not just that we wouldn't hold the ultimate secret of the universe; the problem is that we don't quite know what photons, or quanta are, even at a functional level. And the practical applications in work today are only using the tip of the theoretical iceberg.
At a functional level, you get particles when you decompose the hilbert space of spaces of a complex system in terms of irreducible representations of the appropriate group of spatio-temporal symmetries.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jun 3rd, 2009 at 04:37:13 AM EST
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