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Homeopathy is scientifically banned, both for lack of consistent empirical findings, but more so for lack of a sound theoretical model to explain its purported effects. This paper makes an attempt to introduce an explanatory idea based on a generalized version of quantum mechanics (QM), the weak quantum theory (WQT). WQT uses the algebraic formalism of QM proper, but drops some restrictions and definitions typical for QM. This results in a general axiomatic framework similar to QM, but more generalized and applicable to all possible systems. Most notably, WQT predicts entanglement, which in QM is known as Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) correlatedness within quantum systems. According to WQT, this entanglement is not only tied to quantum systems, but is to be expected whenever a global and a local variable describing a system are complementary. This idea is used here to reconstruct homeopathy as an exemplification of generalized entanglement as predicted by WQT. It transpires that homeopathy uses two instances of generalized entanglement: one between the remedy and the original substance (potentiation principle) and one between the individual symptoms of a patient and the general symptoms of a remedy picture (similarity principle). By bringing these two elements together, double entanglement ensues, which is reminiscent of cryptographic and teleportation applications of entanglement in QM proper. Homeopathy could be a macroscopic analogue to quantum teleportation. This model is exemplified and some predictions are derived, which make it possible to test the model. Copyright 2003 S. Karger GmbH, Freiburg
Just to let you know.. if there was a tight-rope tied right here into my house and it went out the window to the moon, would would happen to the other end of the rope if I plucked my end?
Two particles can become entangled so completely that a change in one immediately affects the other, no matter how far away it is.
I've no idea if the guy's claims are bogus or legit, but the theory of entangled particles is certainly real. Two particles can become entangled so completely that a change in one immediately affects the other, no matter how far away it is.
Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
The only reason particles ACT like observation is influencing the Universe is because we "view them" with the equivalent of a cannon ball.
And this concept of the Universe made of 28 particles and growing for every unexplained phenomena means that these aren't particles they are looking at.
Originally posted by Gazrok
What I know is that the method used to achieve Quantum Teleportation allows one to know what the other person knows, but the knowledge itself is random in nature. It's like flipping a coin and knowing that if I see head you will surely see tails, but that still does not allow communication.
Sure you can... Your heads or tails example...change it to 1's and zeroes...
What is this site? In essence, nothing but a fancy display of 1's and zeroes...
Technically, no information is sent (or so the quantum physicists would say...though I'd argue, then how does it know?)....but the behavior is seen, and if the meaning is set ahead of time, well, then you could effect communication....
Of course, quantum entanglement always raises several questions... For one, I think Einstein said it best with his "spooky action at a distance" comment or "God does not play dice"... There has to be SOME kind of connection here that exists beyond our current understanding of forces, waves, etc. that we're not "seeing" with our instruments and/or senses....and THAT is probably more important than finding a way to use something before we even understand it...
If I understand this correctly this will allow faster 1 and 0 type communication?
Researchers were also able to maintain the fidelity of the long-distance teleportation at 89 percent— decent enough for information, but still dangerous for the whole-body human teleportation that we're all looking forward to.
Originally posted by Doc Velocity
The only way a ST Transporter could even theoretically work would be if there was, indeed, a highly sophisticated receiver unit at the destination... Otherwise, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and the rest of the landing party would have to hit the ground running...at roughly the speed of light.
Originally posted by Harte
Hate to rain on anyone's parade, but if you go ahead and read the comments under the linked article, this point is made quite clear, amid the cacophony of overexcited, undereducated comments.