A Theoretical Physicist's View ...
Reports from people who claim to have had paranormal experiences appear
to emerge more often than one would have expected if these phenomena could
be attributed to pure chance. The fact that you ignored my warning and clicked
anyway may possibly be due to an experience you have had yourself.
Question frequently asked me:
Theoretical physicists sometimes talk of particles moving backwards in
time, or that the speed of light may sometimes not be truly constant. A better
informed remark: in Quantum Mechanics certain features appear to happen
with correlations over a `spacelike' distance ...
Can the human brain be sensitive to such phenomena, and can explanations
be brought about along such lines?
The aswer to this is simple:ABSOLUTELY NO!
Both relativity theory (special as well as general) and quantum field theory
have a causality structure built in. This means that information processing
takes place along extremely rigorous rules, and these rules include the
mechanisms at work inside our brains. What is more, since our brains
operate at body temperature (mine does), quantum correlations between nerve
cells are washed away by thermal fluctuations, so you may even forget
about quantum mechanics when you discuss the mechanisms active inside
our brains ...
All this means that any explanation of paranormal experiences must come from
psychology, not from theoretical physics ...
I am confident that you are
NOT interested in my little essay explaining how a theoretical physicist
imagines what paranormal phenomena really are, so
do NOT click here.
I challenge anyone who believes that paranormal phenomena can
be scientifically detected with a BET.
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