Mike

2005-06-20 09:37:47 UTC

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What does string theory have to say about,Raw Message

1. The quantum postulate?

2. The denial of separability?

3. The Bell experiment results?

Einstein's problem with Bohr was that he saw Bohr as denying

spatio-temporal separability in the case of two previously interacting

systems. That is, two systems share the same state even if separated

by vast distances. Einstein couldn't accept this denial of

separability and worked with Podolsky and Rosen to design the EPR

Gedankenexperiment to make his objection explicit.

Bohr believed in what Schrödinger first called "entanglement" and what

we call the denial of separability. According to Folse, Bohr's

acceptance of the quantum postulate was the basis for Bohr's

disagreement with Einstein. The quantum postulate states that it is

impossible to provide a space-time description of the "discontinuous

change of state that an atomic system under goes in its interaction

with the radiative field".

Howard goes on to explain that Einstein's belief in separability was

based on Einstein's acceptance of field theory as the basis for

describing reality. Field theories are based on the ontology of a

mathematical manifold. Mathematical manifolds individuate points by

specifying a non-vanishing interval between points. Field theories

individuate systems and states by specifying a non-vanishing interval

between systems and states. For general relativity, the interval is

the 4-dimensional spatio-temporal , or metrical, interval. QM denies

that entangled systems have separate states.

--Mike Jr.

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