Re: Entanglement Untangled
Posted by Uncle Al on Apr 11, 2002 at 15:08
Re: Entanglement Untangled (Pasti)
No argument. OTOH, important experiments have not been conducted, even though they could be trivially performed in existing apparatus. Challenging the axioms of an axiomatic system is of paramount importance. Look how Euclid was dinged by Riemann and Bolyai/Lobechevsky.
OTOH, the chance of physics as an axiomatic system failing against classical empirical observations is negligibly small. A broad range of inquiry has been conducted without any hint of contradiction. The correspondence between theory and observation is exquisitely accurate millions of times/day, plus all particle accelerators.
The unique value of lightspeed for all inertial observers (except perhaps for the Scharnhorst effect) is a very solid postulate. If it ever falls it won't fall to spewing whiners who cannot do algebra.
(Do something naughty to physics)