Quantum entanglement in living organisms? The complexity of simple definitions.

Researchers managed to generate and study quantum entanglement in living organisms.

In the study, scientists used green fluorescent proteins, which are responsible for bioluminescence and commonly used in biomedical research. The research team attempted to entangle the photons generated from the fluorescing molecules within the algae’s barrel-shaped protein structure by exposing them to spontaneous four-wave mixing, a process in which multiple wavelengths interact with one another to produce new wavelengths.

Through a series of these experiments, researchers successfully demonstrated a type of entanglement, called polarization entanglement, between photon pairs. (polarization is the orientation of oscillations in light waves. A wave can oscillate vertically, horizontally, or at different angles) In the entangled pairs, the photons’ polarizations are entangled, meaning that the oscillation directions of light waves are linked. Scientists also noticed that the barrel-shaped structure surrounding the fluorescing molecules protected the entanglement from being disrupted.

“When I measured the vertical polarization of one particle, we knew it would be the same in the other”, a researcher said. “If we measured the horizontal polarization of one particle, we could predict the horizontal polarization in the other particle. We created an entangled state that correlated in all possibilities simultaneously”. (1)

Sounds fascinating. But what did we do here? We created entanglement not for something living but for atoms (photons) related to a specific organism. So? Why is that important? Are the atoms related to a living organism less “atomic” than the other atoms related to non-living organisms?

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Our definitions are so simplistic. The razor of Occam has cut down everything to a point that there is no way to add the necessary complexity to study the real world without destroying the whole foundations of science altogether. We tend to find the simplest solution (everything is matter) and yet the reality is much more complex (the cosmos is matter and immaterial spirit, with the later actually creating and giving essence to the former).

The foundations of science are illusionary.

And that is why it reaches to illusionary (extraordinary) results.

Look at religion. Its foundations are the humans themselves.

And that is why it will never see entanglement.

Not because it cannot. But because entanglement is not there.

And what is most important: It does not matter.

Stop building upon shadows.

Touch yourself. Start clapping.

And the world will make sense again.

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