Because I turned them ON, just didn't collect the data to a hard drive.
The theory behind the double slit experiment supports the notion that "knowledge"/ "awareness"/ "focused consciousness" produces an outcome. If the detectors are on but not recording the data, then there is no evidence by which you can have knowledge of the outcome. Therefore, the test with detectors on mimics the test that had no detectors and accordingly produces a diffraction pattern.
So how does this cause you to suggest that Tom lied? Please respond. Thank you.
It might be the case that when you turn on the detectors but don't collect the data you will get a diffraction pattern, as there is no conscious observer to collapse the wave function.
But in order to REALLY know that, an experiment should be done to test this hypothesis.
Was there such an experiment?
Tom claims that there was, I do not know of such experiment. If you know of such experiment, please share with us...
This thread is in the physics section of the forum. In the same section is a thread with the title: Quantum Eraser experiment authored by Avi Tal. I encourage you to review that thread, if you have not done so. Then let's discuss.