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Sat Mar 9, 2013, 06:50 AM

25. I said it wasn't a perfect analogy in the first post, you may have missed that.

 

Do some reading on Bell's theorem and you will note that what I have said is correct, while almost everything says the marbles are "gray" it has not yet been decisively proven that they are. In other words, there are arguments that they were always opposite in color.

The "grayness" of the marble that I pulled from the bag stems from the fact the it could be red or blue, I don't know yet because I have looked yet. You haven't looked yet either, so your marble is also "gray". The instant one of us looks, the "grayness" of the the other's disappears, even if the second marble hasn't been looked at. It doesn't matter how far apart we travel, if I look and find mine is red, it is instantly 100% that you have a blue marble. Nothing travels between us to turn the other marble the opposite color, they always were.

That said, this oversimplification is a classical physics example and not truly a quantum mechanical example. Quantum mechanics says that the objects are truly "gray", but has not been completely settled.

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