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    Brownian motion is a classical phenomenon (more accurately, statistical mechanics). Zero-point energy is purely quantum phenomenon.

    Einstein is of course known for his theory of general relativity, but he was one of the most prolific scientists who ever lived. He had major contributions in Statistical Mechanics, Fluid dynamics and other fields.  The irony is that he got the Nobel for the photo-electric effect, which one may say started the whole quantum mechanics revolution (introduced the energy quanta). It is well known that Einstein had a lot of philosophical problems with quantum mechanics.

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    by The Revenge of Shakshuka on Sun Oct 11, 2009 at 07:09:33 PM PDT

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