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The consequence of Bell's Theorem is that if Quantum Mechanics is correct then reality (at the quantum level) is unmitigatedly connected, that is, connection is not limited by space and time:  It is immediate and bounded by neither space nor time.  

That is not the problem.  "As for quantum mechanics, we know it's not right."  And indeed, Quantum Mechanics may well get replaced by something else.  

Here is the problem:  The unmitigatedness of interaction (in the case of entangled pairs) has been put to physical experiment, and this aspect of Quantum Mechanics IS correct.  Which means it will also be part of whatever supersedes Quantum Mechanics.  

This is not acceptable to the Western mind, unfortunately, it IS acceptable to Reality.  It is part of how Reality works.  

This is perhaps the key point of Herbert's book.  

There is only one world-view I know of that approaches reality on this point--Vodun, or Haitian (and by extension, African) magic.  There may be others I don't know of.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Wed Jan 2nd, 2008 at 03:09:19 AM EST
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