[ExI] QT and SR

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Fri Aug 29 02:37:32 UTC 2008

John Clark writes

> conformation that Bell's inequality is violated, but it wouldn't be 
> violated if the universe played by the rules and operated according
> to common sense, it doesn't.  You really can instantly change 
> something on the other side of the universe, or at least do so better
> than 4 orders of magnitude faster than light. That seems pretty 
> spooky to me.

No, you *cannot* change anything on the other side of
the universe faster than light. And to even use the word
"instantly" in your sentence displays a lack of familiarity
or understanding of special relativity.

Just memorize this: every elementary textbook on Relativity
Theory dismantles the notion of simultaneity or "instant
changes" over space and time.

I have explained this all before. Suppose that indeed you
go ahead with the experiment and "change" something
very far away, and yes, in your coordinate system your
action occurred *before* that distant supposed effect of
your supposed cause. But there DOES EXIST an equally
valid frame of reference in which the event very far
away occurred *before* your event occurred! So the
language of causality has to be completely thrown out.

In between lines, Scerir made the same point, and Stathis
perhaps also. But it needs to be spelled out very bluntly
in order to completely erase confusion on this point: 

   There is no causality that occurs faster than lightspeed
   so far as the theories of Special Relativity and General
   Relativity are concerned.

And there is 

    *  nothing "spooky" going on

    * no action at a distance,

    * nothing non-local whatsoever

if one merely adopts the theory which every year gains more
adherents, namely the 1957 Relative State formulation of Hugh
Everett, commonly called MWI.


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