The difference is that physicists have developed a language for concisely and unambiguously discussing what's going on so they can communicate with each other without getting confused by the strangeness.
Originally Posted by Jens
It's called mathematics, and if one doesn't know how to describe quantum phenomena mathematically, it's impossible to make predictions about how things behave because the strangeness is too much to understand in other terms.
Reductionist and proud of it.
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