Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Either relativity is wack, or ontically given "local realism" (where things are real because they are constantly present here or there in spacetime) is wack. You can't have both at once, since entanglement exists. Guess which one I'm going to drop, and it isn't Einstein. Thanks to Ben Abraham. This piece is a precis of a Nature Physics essay that recently came out.

As Graham Harman happily observed when he chatted with Anton Zeilinger, to put an object in a quantum state is to withdraw it from as many relations as possible. Right? Right?

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