Monday Morning Quarterbacking

Einstein and Bohr

“Einstein said that there was no way quantum mechanics could include both entanglement and the belief that nothing could travel faster than the speed of light. If causing a change to one particle instantly caused a change in the other, how could it do so without violating such a basic principle? He called the whole thing ‘spooky action at a distance.’ Bohr was unable to come up with a reasonable argument in response. And neither has anyone else for that matter, though John Bell made it more palatable in 1964 by declaring entanglement a wholly new kind of phenomenon, which he dubbed ‘nonlocal.’ This is where Nikoli comes in. He says that had Einstein put forth his arguments regarding entanglement five years earlier during their debate about the Heisenberg principle, he could have won by suggesting that the photon escaping from the box was entangled with the box itself, thus quashing any possible response from Bohr. But alas, that was not to be…”

Physicist suggests Einstein could have beaten Bohr in famous thought experiment – 


~ by theobservereffect on March 10, 2012.

3 Responses to “Monday Morning Quarterbacking”

  1. Perhaps David Bohm’s idea of an implicate and explicate order would resolve the problem with the two conflicting phenomena. Entanglement occurring within the implicate (sans space time) and subluminal phenomena in the explicate field?

  2. The *belief* that nothing could travel faster than the speed of light….

    Einstein is perhaps right in the context of his declared belief, depending on how he chose to define “nothing.” Ultimately, I believe Einstein is wrong. There is “nothing” like the superluminous darkness…. perhaps “nothing” CAN travel faster than the speed of light. Now… what is nothing? Where is there an absolute vacuum?

    You know who…. 😉

  3. 🙂

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