“I am saddened by how people treat one another and how we are so shut off from one another and how we judge one another, when the truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the same exact molecules.”
~ Ellen DeGeneres
We all know, deep down, that we are all connected. But is this notion of being connected only a magical feeling or is it concrete fact?
Quantum mechanics or the study of the micro-world states illustrates that what we think of reality is not so. Our human brains trick us into believing in the idea of separation when in truth, nothing is truly separated —including human beings.
The Perception of Separation
As a species that grew and evolved to become one of the Earth’s most dominating forces, we came to believe that we were its greatest glory. Surely, this thinking has slowly evaporated, but it still holds weight in today’s culture.
But when we look into the atomic world with a magnifying lens, it becomes evident that we are not exactly what we thought we were. Our atoms and electrons are no more important or significant than the makeup of the oak tree outside your window, blowing in the wind. In fact, we are much less different from even the chair you sit on while you read this.
The tricky part in all of this knowledge and wisdom that quantum mechanics has imparted to us, is that we don’t know where to draw the line. Primarily because the physiology of our brains prevents us from truly experiencing the universe as it is. Our perception is our reality, but it is not the universe’s.
The Basics of Quantum Theory
In order to truly understand what is happening at a sub-atomic level when we think of someone or when we feel the lightness of love for another, we must first bridge the gap between the micro-world and the macro-world.
This is much easier said than done because the micro-world operates under significantly different laws. String Theory states that our universe is made up of tiny little string particles and waves.
According to this theory, these strings are the building blocks of the universe we experience and make up the multiverse and the 11 dimensions that exist in it.
Quantum Entanglement’s Spooky Actions
So how do these tiny strings that bind the book of life correlate to how we experience consciousness and affect the physical realm?
It was in 1935 that Albert Einstein and his coworkers discovered quantum entanglement lurking in the equations of quantum mechanics, and came realized how “spooky” and strange it truly was. This lead to the EPR paradox introduced by Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen.
The EPR paradox stated that the only ways of explaining the effects of quantum entanglement were to assume the universe is nonlocal, or that the true basis of physics is hidden (also known as a hidden-variable theory).
What nonlocality means in this case is that events occurring to entangled objects are linked even when the events cannot communicate through spacetime, spacetime having the speed of light as a limiting velocity.
Nonlocality is also known as spooky action at a distance (Einstein’s famous phrase for describing the phenomenon).
Think about it this way, when two atoms come into contact with each other, they experience a sort of “unconditional bond” with one another. That spans an infinite amount of space, as far as we are capable of observing.
This discovery was so bizarre that even Albert Einstein went to his grave thinking that Quantum Entanglement was not real and simply a bizarre calculation of the universe’s workings.
Since Einstein’s days, there have been a multitude of experiments to test the validity of quantum entanglement, many of which supported the theory that when two particles come into contact, if one’s direction is changed, so too will the other.
In 2011, Nicolas Gisin at the University of Geneva was one of the first humans to witness that very thing, a form of communication that went beyond the realm of space and time.
Where there would typically be a medium like air or space for the atom to communicate what it was doing; during quantum entanglement, there is no medium, communication is instantaneous.
Through Gisin’s work in Switzerland, humans were physically capable of witnessing quantum entanglement through the use of photon particles for one of the first times in human history.
So What Does This Mean for Humans?
Senior scientist at Princeton University, Dr.Roger Nelson began a 14-year long study and organization called The Global Consciousness Project (GCP). The GCP uses electromagnetically-shielded computers (called “eggs”) placed in over 60 countries around the world that generate random numbers.
Imagine that each computer (egg) is flipping a coin and trying to guess the outcome. With heads being counted as “1’s” and tails as “0’s”. Each time they guess correctly, they consider it a “hit”. The computers do this 100 times every second.
Based on probability, you would imagine that with enough attempts, the computers would break even at 50/50. And up until the catastrophic and rattling events of 9/11, that’s what was occurring. Randomness created by quantum physics, to the best of its ability.
After 9/11 occurred, the numbers that were once supposed to behave randomly, started working in unison. All of a sudden the “1’s” and “0’s” were coinciding and working in sync. In fact, the GCP’s results were so far above chance it’s actually kind of shocking.
Over the 426 pre-determined events measured in the entirety of the project, the recorded probability of a hit was greater than 1 in 2, far more than probability could explain. Their hits were measuring in at an overall probability of 1 in a million.
Reminding the world and skeptics alike, that even quantum physics shows itself in the least likely of places.
So what this means on a psychological and philosophical field, is that what we once thought was a figment of our imagination is much more real than we could’ve ever imagined.
When you touch someone’s heart, emotionally becoming attached to someone, something occurs. Your atoms, the building blocks of your presence in the universe become entangled.
Sure, most physicists will tell you it’s impossible to feel this entanglement, this “spooky” connection to another living being. But when you reflect on a past love or a mother’s inexplicable knowledge of their child in danger; then you really have to stop and look at the evidence.
There are indications that we are all connected, and it has more to do with the creation of the universe than the simple fact that we are all humans.
It’s not magic, it’s quantum mechanics.
To Learn More About Quantum Mechanics (References):
- Limar, I. (2011) C.G. Jung’s Synchronicity and Quantum Entanglement. http://www.academia.edu
- Ried, M. (June 13, 2014) Einstein vs quantum mechanics, and why he’d be a convert today. http://phys.org
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Quantum Mechanics states that particles can conceive to be a wave not Einstein. Einstein most of his life tried to disprove Quantum mechanics which he failed.
the ancient syllogisms better be revised and U proposition added. Maybe Einstein used false propositional logic when trying to make sense and that where he couldn’t get it.?
” Bem acredite, tudo apenas é começo de revolução ESTRUTURAL DA VERDADE Á SÊR CONHECIDA SOMOS TODOS MOLECULAS DE UMA MESMA FONTE !!!”
You should expand/explain the human connection/implications, mentioned in the second last para in more detail.
I know some would say coincidence but these things happend to me; I pick my mobile phone after few hours of not touching ita, then when I unlock it my girlfriend messaged me on that same moment the phone unlocked. I was also trying to call her but I cant get through then my phone rang then she said she cant contact me at that very instant we both trying to contact each other.
This same thing happens to me most of the times. I believe it has to do with the force that we use when focusing (consciously or subconsciously) with things. It might be related with the “Law of Attraction”.
Haha I think that was my ex boyfriend
No ‘information’ can travel faster than light. What you seem to be unaware of is that quantum mechanics operates on probabilities. So even though quantum entanglement is a real thing, the kind of ‘ communication’ you are talking about cant be transmitted with a usable degree of accuracy.
Give a source and provide an example please 🙂
Noway quantum mechanics explains what love is, or could be used so broadly as was used here.
It’s possible quantum mechanics plays a major role in all of life.
nice writeup… observed such thing with close relatives…
Love it, tell us more.
Dear Luis, my conclusion to the paradox off timeless transfer of infomation through space is, there is only one electron in the universe. This is the connection and the representation of oneness at the same time everywhere. This makes it simple to think on the simplicity of the whole that it really is. The universe is extremely economic. It emerges only there were it is just needed. Lets share our electron cause its the only one we have. Love X
Wonderful article. Fact like this or similar must be forced to the general public and be an integral part of a new education system. The education based on classic physics doesn’t reflect anymore reality as it is.
please explain why is there is no “Divine” source or entity in your theory?
Hi, not an expert here, but I fail to understand how you could make the I don’t know how many billions of atoms in our body cohere( entangle) , when from what I’ve heard it’s quite hard to do it with just 2, even if by some chance it were to happen spontaneously it would only take a look from someone to break the superposition of states, again not an expert so I might be wrong.
it could explain stalkers
“After 9/11 occurred, the numbers that were once supposed to behave randomly, started working in unison. All of a sudden the “1’s” and “0’s” were coinciding and working in sync.”
Would you provide more details and some reference where this experiment is described? How did 9/11 affect it?
i hope the people you are studying are aware that you are studying them….
You had me until 9/11…
I’m no longer positive the place you’re getting your info, however great topic.
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