Never at any time did I imply or try to prove that reality isn't real. The phenomenon of quarks leaving and entering physical existence does not mean that reality isn't real. The quark issue and the double slit experiment show that material existence has a nonmaterial basis (i.e. energy/particle translocation, and transformation (wave/particle duality). The double slit experiment shows that consciousness (awareness of specific data) can trigger the transformation of light waves into photon particles. Hence Ayn Rand's authoritative decree (objectivity—an attitude which rests on the view that reality exists independent of human consciousness) is not absolute. The logical extension of this is that some form of consciousness (other than individual/personal human) or inherent program plays a role in the shaping of physical reality before it becomes objective physical reality. Ayn Rand's view of subjectivity being false because it is touted as a means of modifying physical reality on a whim does not realistically address the way subjectivity could have a role in the formation of overall physical reality or isolated scenarios. In the latter case, at best there are indications that a small portion of the population (those who are very easily hypnotized) can sometimes (on rare occasions) under extreme circumstances alter the course of future events ahead of time. The real significance of these issues (consciousness and subjectivity) is that they knock us off our high horse of complacent narrow-minded materialism/physicality and prod us into considering an expanded mental scope towards a bigger picture that takes in more than just the obvious mundane influences affecting existence.