You’re asking, “Angela, what does four stouthearted and manly men in kilts have to do with The Uncertainty Principle?” Good question. Fair question. I shall answer.
Nothing. It is a blatant use of eye-candy to get you to continue to read further. See? Sexism is action. Ooooo-WEEE.
Or the answer could be: It has everything to do with The Uncertainty Principle because one must ask the age old question, “Is what’s under the kilt contained in tighty whities or wrapped in a blue ribbon?”
If you can tear your eyes away from the photo, let’s get back to the point of this article, okay?
The Uncertainty Principle states that there is a fundamental limit to the precision of interaction between two entities. The Uncertainty Principle is often confused with The Observer Effect which says that measurements cannot be made without changing something. I say the two are opposite sides of the same coin.
We can see both the principle and the effect in action in the current spate of allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior making the rounds in headlines. You put one man and one woman in a room together and you have The Uncertainty Principle and The Observer Effect forever in play. I don’t know if even God Himself can make a good bet on how that would turn out.
Take the photo above. It has been posted on social media and used in advertising. Many women drool over it while others are shocked. Many men secretly wish they had the cajonés to wear a kilt, while others are insulted that manly parts would be swinging in the breeze. But nobody knows for sure what is under the kilt. See what I mean? Observation and guessing.