The Spooky Science of Us

The Spooky Science of Us

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About 2 weeks ago, I’d read an article about how physicists have detected that more than 2 particles show signs of being entangled. Spooky quantum connection quantified for multiple particles.

Granted, I only understand a grain of sand worth of information about quantum entanglement but it is a concept that I find completely fascinating. There is meaning in the idea that is important to me. Across the universe the spin of one particle directly affects the spin of another.

During that time when I’d read the article I had been furiously writing in my journal, trying to better understand the way that I feel about all sorts of things. Does that seem weird? That I can’t zero in on my thoughts? Sometimes they seem so swirly, it’s almost like I lose track of them. They’re just a whisper that I can’t hear. I know they’re saying something but I’m not sure what. And so, I lean in closer.

Do you ever try really hard to hear a background word or sound in a song? If you’re like me, maybe you press your headphones tighter in to your ears. But it doesn’t usually help. It just makes your ears uncomfortable and you still can’t make out what’s being said. That’s frustrating. But then I’ll be driving along in my car with that same song playing, and the words will just float in to my ears without any force. When I stop trying to jam them in, they come on their own.

It seems like I’m always looking for reasons why things happen, why people move through our lives, why things are the way they are. Maybe there is some spooky science at work. Maybe some of us are entangled particles that are part of a complicated system. But, when someone tries to quantify it or measure it, everything collapses. You’ve just got to let some things be.

8 Replies to “The Spooky Science of Us”

  1. Stuff like quantum entanglement always trips out my ever-loving mind, Fuzz. Add to it that atoms and/or subatomic particles (I forget which) can simultaneously occupy more than one space, and my tripped out mind melts right down to a bubbling, gray ooze… And then… THEN… That whole atom/sub-atom spaces-occupation thing being the inspiration for the multiverse theory?… Well, that just sizzles my gray ooze mind to a useless, blackened crust.

    Imagine: Not only might EVERYTHING really be connected–fundamentally connected–through quantum entanglement, but everything across all of the innumerable universes in which each of us leads every possible life.

    So… If you’re ever feeling unaccomplished, know that some of your other selves are taking up the slack and that your OTHER other selves are damned slouches compared with magnificent you.

      1. “One of my child’s other selves is an honor student at F. U. High.”

        “Another myself is kicking the ass of another yourself right now.”

        Multiverse bumper stickers… Let’s go into business, Fuzzy. 😀

  2. I’ve been casually studying quantum physics for a few years, in the hope of understanding the nature of the universe. The latest research, which you cite, points to interconnectedness that is unknown and not understood. But it’s empirically true. This accords with my sense of things and, when more is learned, my radically change some people’s perceptions of reality. At least it should.

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