Isnt there a massive public misunderstanding of this "double slit experiment" thats sort of ran astray? I almost fell into the trap myself, because I'd heard of this "observation changes matter" fact being told as science fact so many times, but I looked into it more and found out that it's not as mind boggling and magical as it's made out to be. Basically, Everyone seems to say that simply the act of observing these particles/waves in this experiment changes their state, implying that our consciousness Is having an effect on the waves/particles, but that isnt true. It is not the act of observing that changes the state of the particles/waves, it is the act of measuring that changes their state. We are changing the state of the waves/particles by measuring what's happening. That's about as far as my understanding goes really, it's been a long time since I read about it, but it's unreal how this misconception has spread and grown arms and legs.