New Scientist – Physicist Mark Hadley of the University of Warwick claims that he has solved the problem of quantum weirdness. Particles at the subatomic level remain in a fuzzy state called “superposition” until something affects them, whereupon they instantly focus into a definite form. They may also be ‘entangled’ or connected in some way that causes particles separated over long distances to change either other’s condition at speeds faster than light.

It has been theorized that the change in a particle from the fuzzy uncertain state to certainty could be caused by the application of a measuring tool, or even by the simple fact that it has been noticed by a conscious, aware mind.

Hadley theorizes that there exist kinks in space-time that he calls “geons.” Inside a geon, a particle will be instantly affected not only by the present, but also by events in the future and the past. “Measurement is simply an abrupt change in the topology of space-time,” Hadley explains. Another physicist asks an incredibly important question: “If the direction of time can change on a quantum scale, why can’t it change in the large- scale Universe?”

Well, when we fully understand the mechanism, maybe we’ll discover that it can.

Thanks to the New Scientist, April 24, 1999.www.newscientist.com

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