Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century!

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Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century!

Postby Joy Christian » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:29 am

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Today is the first day of the year 2016. If today someone still believes that Quantum Entanglement is a fundamental feature of our world, then, sadly, they are grossly mistaken. To be sure, quantum mechanics -- with its shortcut of quantum entanglement -- is a phenomenally successful theory, and (as far as we know) makes all the right predictions (and more) for what we observe in our experiments. But one can no more observe quantum entanglement in a laboratory than can observe phlogiston in a combustible chemical body. All one can ever observe in a laboratory are correlations between supposedly entangled quantum systems. No one has ever observed, or could ever observe, quantum entanglement directly. If we could, then all controversies over the interpretation of quantum mechanics would come to end instantly.

Fortunately quantum entanglement is not the only possible explanation for the observed correlations, as I have repeatedly shown in my recent papers and on this very forum. I have shown that the observed correlations can be explained without the notion of phlogiston ...err... entanglement. They can be explained as classical, local, realistic, and deterministic correlations among the points of a quaternionic 3-sphere, and more generally among the points of an octonionic 7-sphere. Some of you are already familiar with my work on the origins of quantum correlations, but here are some key recent papers and a sample chapter from the second edition of my book:

(1) https://www.academia.edu/19235737/Macro ... fied_Proof

(2) https://www.academia.edu/11023207/Macro ... ly_to_Gill

(3) https://www.academia.edu/7024415/Local_ ... _Spacetime

(4) https://www.academia.edu/5643872/Dispro ... tanglement

Let us hope that the day will soon come when the idea of quantum entanglement is no more in vogue than the idea of phlogiston.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

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Re: Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century

Postby thray » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:01 am

Good example, Joy. One must be reminded that until Lavoisier showed combustion to be nothing more than rapid oxidation, phlogiston was a placeholder for an unexplained phenomenon. Turns out it was holding a place for nothing -- it was just superfluous, and it faded away.

Entanglement is destined to fade away, not because it's 'wrong' but because it's useless, a superfluous concept. It's been more than 20 years since Shor's algorithm introduced an entanglement algorithm to quantum computing. How far has that gotten?

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Re: Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century

Postby Joy Christian » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:15 am

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Absolutely, Tom. We are still awaiting the much hyped "perpetual computing machine" promised by Shor. A lot of people have been minting money on that promise!

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Re: Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century

Postby FrediFizzx » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:41 am

Joy Christian wrote:***HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

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Happy New Year to you also and to all!

Besides your classical local-realistic model which explicitly explains the correlations, we have also demonstrated on this forum (and elsewhere) that the Bell fans engage in mathematical insanity to try to explain their false position of non-local behavior. May this be the year that sanity comes back to physics. The battle continues.
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Re: Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century

Postby Joy Christian » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:03 am

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By the way, the following most general theorem, for any quantum mechanical state (no matter how complicated) has been proved on the pages 12 to 16 of this paper.

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The paper is also the first, introductory chapter of the second edition of my book I have linked above.

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Re: Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century

Postby Joy Christian » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:33 am

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Perhaps I should also link here this very succinct disproof of Bell's theorem which Fred likes: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1103.1879.pdf. It is undoubtedly quite charming!

But my own preference is this disproof, which is already linked above. This disproof of Bell's theorem is not so succinct, but it has a certain logical economy that I like.

Apart from the correct geometry of the physical 3-space (i.e., that of a quaternionic 3-sphere), it depends only on one assumption and one well known fact of nature:

(1) The assumption of an initial state of the spin system, which I have taken to be a choice of an orientation of the 3-sphere:

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And (2) the conservation of the zero spin angular momentum in which the singlet spin system emerges from a source:

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That is all. From just these two physically natural ingredients the derivation of the EPR-Bohm correlation follows almost trivially:

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Needless to say, both derivations of the strong correlation (the succinct and not so succinct) are equivalent. They are just two different ways of saying the same thing:

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Re: Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century

Postby Joy Christian » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:53 am

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There is a new claim of "nonlocality" just published by Nature, Scientific Reports: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep18827

I have posted the following comment in the comments section at the above link:

The claim that there is "nonlocality" in nature -- of any type -- stems from a total lack of understanding of the correct geometry and topology of the physical space in which any physical experiment must necessarily take place.

In fact a fully local and realistic understanding of ALL quantum mechanical phenomena is not only possible but already exists. This fact is not very well known because the corresponding results go against the prevalent belief in "nonlocality", and therefore are aggressively suppressed. For further information about the comprehensive framework which allows fully local and realistic understanding of the quantum phenomena, please consult the following link and references cited therein:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=237#p6160

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Re: Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century

Postby Joy Christian » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:15 am

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I have discovered something new and powerful about my comprehensive theorem for the quantum correlations stated above: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=237#p6166

I am not ready to talk about this new understanding just yet since I am still analysing the math, but perhaps an entirely new paper may have to be written. :)

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Re: Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century

Postby Joy Christian » Sat May 13, 2017 1:29 pm

Joy Christian wrote:***
I have discovered something new and powerful about my comprehensive theorem for the quantum correlations stated above: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=237#p6166

I am not ready to talk about this new understanding just yet since I am still analysing the math, but perhaps an entirely new paper may have to be written. :)

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I have finally manged to put together the paper I promised above more than a year ago. See the new thread I have started for it: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=308#p7666.

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Re: Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century

Postby Joy Christian » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:10 pm

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The paper I mentioned above about a year ago is now published by the Royal Society of London in its journal Open Science: http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/ ... eytype=ref

The paper provides a rigorous proof of the title of this thread. Needless to say, both the title of this thread and its proof provided in the above paper are scientific heresies. :)

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Re: Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century

Postby Joy Christian » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:51 am

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"This is nice and neat, but this does not describe what happens in real life. Quantum phenomena do not occur in a Hilbert space; they occur in a laboratory. If you visit a real laboratory, you will never find there Hermitian operators." --- Asher Peres

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Re: Quantum Entanglement is a Phlogiston of the 20th Century

Postby Joy Christian » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:27 pm

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