Bell's Inequality

From: John Clark (
Date: Sat Jun 03 2000 - 22:15:46 MDT

Brian Atkins <> Wrote:

>Well if the universe is really a huge matrix-like simulation at the
>quantum level, why can't the photon and polarizing filter just
>"flip a coin" when they interact and then proceed from there?

Because things are not always random. One of two undetermined photons
is heading toward your filter, set the filter for any angle you like,
lets say you pick 117 degrees. There are only 2 possibilities each with
exactly 50% probability, the photon will pass through or it will be
stopped. If it passes through then there is a 100% probability that the
other photon moving in the opposite direction will make it through a
filter set at 117 degrees and a 0% probability of getting through one set
at 27 (117 - 90), this is true even if the photons are a billion light
years apart. When you decided where to set your filter you instantly
convinced a photon on the other side of the universe to think that 117 is
a very special number.

     John K Clark

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