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Well Christmas and Boxing Day Are Over Now, But What Did YOU Do To Celebrate John Stewart Bell Day, Last November 4?

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Dec 27, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Virginia (7,565 points)

I actually posted this Q on November 4 last, but it got lost in that Cloud collapse and Rooster was the only one to see it!

Bell's theorem was released on November 4, 1964 and it has been called the most profound ever in the whole of science; more so than Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, the inventor of the wheel, any of 'em! Here is the analogy I use even though this is not fully accurate:

Thinking of the butterfly that flaps its wings in Australia, or maybe Switzerland, and causes an ion storm on the other side of the universe? Well Bell's theorem says that when the butterfly has its electrons properly entangled, that ion storm takes place instantaneously. No poking along at the speed of light to jiggle the ions up into a storm some zillions of light-years later, but right NOW!

...and the problem being of course that it appears that space does not really exist, or at least our understanding of space is not very good yet...and since then, Bell's theorem has been experimentally verified over and over, now, ty Alain Aspect...

So what did you do ;) to celebrate John Stewart Bell Day?  

3 Answers

TheOtherTink Dec 27, 2017

I thought about non-local hidden variables.  :) :) :)

Virginia TheOtherTink Dec 27, 2017

O Thank Heaven, how highly apropos, JSB would have been thrilled I am sure!

Rooster Dec 28, 2017

I was reading this book which has a lot to do with the Philadelphia Experiment which is explained very well and closely relates to what you are saying about the space/time planes.


Virginia Rooster Dec 28, 2017

Well Rooster, I am putting the book on my list, then. The recommendations from you, I have enjoyed every single one of them, ty!

Marianne Dec 28, 2017

Yes, Virginia, theorems vary much, and there are still many uncertainties and unexplored "domains" to discover (and to be "analysed").

The butterfly effect reminds us that small causes can have larger effects, a combination of circumstances favours increased quantities, power and/or speed, for instance, and that, according to more simply expressed popular sayings, there is always the last straw which breaks the camels back, or that little strokes fell big oaks.

Bell's theorem shows that there will always be uncertainties and differences, as predictions are basing on eventualities. Lots of questions remain unanswered or have too many more or less different or even conflicting answers.

It makes sense that (citing)

"No physical theory of local hidden variables can ever reproduce all of the predictions of quantum mechanics."

Space, vacuum and time or influences seem to be real and unreal at the same time, much like our perceptions may be "misled", if referring to colours, objects, mirages or illusions we can see, touch, hear, smell or feel.

As I feel like talking nonsense today, I think that I will need to do deepen into the subject (Roosters suggestion looks interesting).

Virginia Marianne Dec 28, 2017

Oh Marianne ty, well that clears THAT up then! 8-)  <3

Marianne Marianne Dec 29, 2017

Lol, Virginia, I have rather the impression that my rather awkward comment was confused and confusing ...


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