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robert richards

Adult Education, learning facilitator, PolyTechnic Institute of Tasmania

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The universe as a sentient being and ourselves, solar system and galaxy molecules in an immense system of synapse, axioms and dendrites.

I have abondoned this discussion due to its connection to a religeous belief. That was not my intent.


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    Aug 23 2011: Thank you for your replies,I feel there is a lot of interconnectivity, gravity for one, Particles for another. I don’t believe there is a void anywhere; there is definitely space that has less matter than other space but not entirely void of matter. As an example, if you are one that considers the Higgs Boson field to be a plausible theory then I think you would need to agree that the universe is interconnected. That is but one example of many...dark matter is another, let alone the electrical fields created around all particles. What i am trying to suggest is that just like in the brain, things don’t necessarily need to be obviously connected to be able to connect or cause connectivness. I also think that it is this connectivity that scientist are trying to find, to marry quatum physics with general relativity.

    What are your thoughts?
    • Sep 1 2011: Hi Robert,

      Perhaps you are not familiar with the work of John Bell, and Irish physicist who in 1964 won the Nobel prize for work on his thorem (not theory) which proves the interconnectedness of perhaps the entire universe. The theorem applies to any quantum system of two entangled qubits. The most common examples concern systems of particles that are entangled in spin or polarization.

      Things become entangled when they get close enough to each other, which it turns out everything was at the "Big Bang" if indeed it is to be believed. Particles entangled at the quantum level have instantaneous effects upon each other regardless of the distance by which they are separated. (A phenomenon proven by Alain Aspect) It was Alain's seminal experiments in 1982 that confirmed the counterintuitive nature of quantum entanglement to which Einstein himself had objected. (because they happened faster than the speed of light)
      Might be of interest to you...Don
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        Sep 2 2011: Thank you Don, This is exactly the kind of dialogue I was hoping for. I was not aware of John Bell and his theorem. It sounds fascinating and I will definitely look it up. My knowledge on quantum physics while not non-existent is very sketchy. I will enjoy the read.
        • Sep 2 2011: Hi Robert,

          You may want to first read about the Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen thought experiment, which was only a thought experiment until 1982, when the electronics existed to actually verify that Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen were wrong. Quantum effects can be measured instantaneously over thousands of light-year distances. It is my second favorite experiment in all of physics.

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