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Only last year the world of physics celebrated the 50th anniversary of Bell's theorem, a mathematical proof that certain predictions of quantum mechanics are incompatible with local causality. Local causality is a very natural scientific assumption and it holds in all modern scientific theories, except quantum mechanics.
Local causality is underpinned by two assumptions. The first is Albert Einstein's principle of relativistic causality, that no causal influences travels faster than the speed of light. This is related to the "local" bit of local causality.
Now, the long wait for a loophole-free Bell test is over. In a paper published today in Nature, a consortium of European physicists has confirmed the predictions required for Bell's theorem, with an experimental set-up without the imperfections that have marred all previous experiments.
For the moment, though, we should savour this result for its scientific significance. It finally proves that either causal influences propagate faster than light, or a common-sense notion about what the word "cause" signifies is wrong.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
originally posted by: kwakakev
With the data indicating that the Higgs Boson does exists, speed limits of light speed will only apply to such material which contains mass.
Like Einsteins "spooky action at a distance" observation.
originally posted by: JimNasium
a reply to: neoholographic
Greetings and Salutations- I Thank You for sharing this and to fulfill the requirements of a 'quid pro quo' intraweb chat I give You this to ponder:
Irish physicist John Stuart Bell showed in what has become known as 'Bell's Theorem' that any two atoms, once having encountered each other, will FOREVER be connected or have an influence on each other, regardless of their location or distance from each other. This universal connection is outside the realm of cause and effect. Physicists consider cause/effect to be bounded by the speed of light. The effect Bell describes is superluminal- faster than the speed of light.
The implication of Bell's Theorem is profound. It implies what the Mystic states: the universe is connected, there is no true separation, what occurs 'here' may instantly have an effect on 'there'. Bell's work indicates an effect that is outside of causation, outside of process, outside of time. It indicates a quality which is described by science, but cannot be explained by science. Science has gone past its own understanding.
• Doing Nothing- Coming to the End of the Spiritual Search. Steven Harrison pg.116-117
Perhaps dark energy and matter may play a role where distances between quantum entanglements are always connected and perhaps where this light speed or faster (instantaneous) - no speed - is also a reality.