Friday, June 6, 2014

Was Einstein Wrong About ‘Spooky Action At A Distance’?

Recent experiments in "quantum entanglement" suggest it is real, and entangled particles subsequently separated can share changes to their quantum spin properties instantaneously... not at merely the speed of light. Einstein was so challenged by the idea that he referred to the phenomenon as "spooky action at a distance." Recent experiments haven't rendered it less spooky, but they have supported the reality of such entanglement... it's spooky, but it's real.
This article is written with a sledgehammer, but it has lots of links to sources that may be slightly more comprehensible. And if quantum entanglement turns out to be real, and if scientists' current interpretation of its behavior turns out to be correct, it could change a lot of things we thought we understood about the physics of our universe.

As I said, you might not want to bet your paycheck on the contents of the article, but do check out a few of the links.

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