FMBR Editorial: Nov, 2006
Santa and Entanglement
William C. Gough
When I was a little boy a new Christmas song was written and played continuously year after year on the radio and by my grandfather on the piano. It was 1934 and the song was Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. Now I was a mischievous boy and the words in that song worried me. They said:
You better watch out,
you better not cry,
Better not pout, I'm telling you why;
Santa Claus is comin' to town.
He's making a list
and checking it twice,
Gonna find out who's naughty and nice,
Santa Claus is comin' to town.
He sees you when you're sleepin',
He knows when you're awake,
He knows if you've been bad or good,
So be good for goodness sake.
It was the last line that I used to wonder about. How could Santa know if I had been bad or good since he was way up at the North Pole! One year early on Christmas morning I ran down to the Christmas tree to find my presents. There were no presents around the tree and my heart sank. Did Santa know what I had been up to over the year? In a panic I ran into the other rooms and to my great relief there were my toys including a large electric powered airplane attached to a tower that I could fly around in circles and land and take off -- it became me favorite toy. It was too big to be in the same room as the Christmas tree! But I was still wondering how much Santa could really know about my activities.
Years later I began to understand the implications of quantum physics and, in particular, quantum entanglement. I came to the belief that if there is a Santa Claus he indeed could know if I was bad or good, and there was no way that I could fool him. Let me tell you why I have reached this conclusion.
One of the most controversial predictions of quantum theory was non-locality. This states that a physical system, once separated, retains a "connectedness" through the quantum wave function. It implies linkages that transcend space and time. Unlike all conventional interactions which drop off with distance and cannot travel faster than light, the quantum linkage due to non-locality is as strong at a million miles as at a millimeter; and its changes are transmitted instantaneously. Experimental results now strongly support the existence of non-locality and hence provide a scientific basis for an underlying unity. Quantum physics experiments have also demonstrated that the mental process of the observer clearly can influence the outcome of experiments. Hence, we could conclude that an undivided wholeness exists on the most primary and basic level in all aspects of physical and mental reality. We are all part of a large "spider web" in which the spider can know when a disturbance occurs in any part of the web. Therefore, so could Santa!
Thus, we may ask: If a quantum connection of some kind is established by every interaction, then why aren't all human beings experiencing this unity? One reason for this apparent absence of unity appears to be the amount of entanglement. This is the most perplexing phenomenon in the bizarre world of the quantum physics. Although the strength of the quantum linkage does not diminish with distance or time, there appears to be a form of coupling or resonance associated with each connection. Yet, quantum theory does not tell us why things happen the way they do. My belief is that via our mental process of intention we can selectively enhance the entanglement. It's like making choices on the world wide web. Thus, Santa can "tune" into you and he "knows if you've been bad or good."
But why can't we fool Santa? Science has demonstrated that there is a physical effect in your body, including your brain, when you try to lie or deceive. Most people are familiar with the polygraph or "lie detector" used by law enforcement. However, now neurophysiological differences between deception and truth can be detected by scientists using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain. Another related technique called magnetic-resonance spectroscopy is also being developed. The cells of your body know when you are lying and broadcast that knowledge.
Cleve Backster, has pursued detection of the biocommunication broadcasts between cells for forty years, a process which he calls primary perception. The instrumentation used was mainly the GSR (skin conductance) component of the polygraph, but later included electro-encephalograph (EEG) and electro-cardiograph (EKG). The experimental results implied a non-local process of entanglement. This research has clearly indicated the importance of sincereintention. Both plants and human cells appear to discriminate between a thought that you do not really mean and a thought that is "for real." You just can't lie and deceive Santa. Thus, please "be good for goodness sake."
William C. Gough, FMBR Chairman of the Board
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