Re: [hackers-il] Re: Scientific testing of prayer
> it, despite the two events being independent (the inconsistancy with</snipped>
> the theory of relativity since information seems to travel at an
> infinite speed while the theory of relativity claims it can't go
> faster then light).
Quite wrong... The phenomenon you are referring to is called quantum
entanglement, or as Einstein referred to it "spooky action at a
distance". But it can't be used to pass any information, so there is
no inconsistency with the theory of relativity.
I'll over simplify, but essentially each quanta in an entangled pair
has properties (momentum, spin) that are unknown until a measurement
is performed on one particle or the other. When a property of one of
the particles is measured, corresponding information about its
entangled mate is instantly determined. But when you try to measure
one of the properties, you change the other and also the entangled
pair and thus no information can be passed. You can't influence which
spin it will turn to, for instance.