Pseudo-scientific charlatanism alive and well
Hmmm … the assumption here is that quantum entanglement occurs naturally. It does not. The entangled particles are created in a lab.
Entanglement is basically a link between particles, NOT so that they are doing the SAME exact thing, but that they are CHANGING their actions at the same time. If one is a spin-up particle, the other may be a spin-down particle and changing the state of one will instantly change the other’s state IN SOME WAY. The observation of quantum entanglement being sustainable is achieved by physically separating these entangled particles and going somewhere with one of them.
Interesting thing about quantum entanglement is that it cannot be used to transfer meaningful information over any distance (because this would break the Universe’s built in speed limit).
There is a scenario where it may be possible to use quantum entanglement as a locator. If we could pass all children through a lab and create an “entangled twin” of each child (a bank of particles linked to most of the billions of particles in the child – because we loose millions of atoms every year – and the kid would have to be completely “rescanned” every 7-11 years), we could use this library to find missing kids. But it would not help us to detect what is happening to the child or where the child is by observing the “entangled twin” library of particles. Theoretically, using a quantum computer we could audit all particles in the Universe and then construct a list of all the particles which are currently behaving the same as the twin child, using the probabilistic powers of quantum computers it could instantly tell us where the child most likely is in our universe. But, alas, we have no quantum computers. A couple of experiments have been performed that the various pieces of a quantum computer are possible, but nobody has/can tie them together (yet?).
But after that long digression … to the matter at hand. The guy just wants to make a buck. The natural state for any scientist is to be skeptical and if you think that way you should hang on to it. In the field of Philosophy of Science the description of science is a process whereby new information is learned and shared, improving the knowledge of mankind. A scientist is jokingly likened to a paperwork factory. The sole purpose of a scientist is to make discoveries AND PUBLISH THEM, get a PhD or tenure at a University, that sort of thing. Technologists are the people who recognise that a scientific principle has a real application.
So a scientist would discover that “while combining acetate solutions with acids I noticed a pungent odour of bananas. After distillation, it was discovered to be caused by Isoamyl acetate“. The guy probably got a PhD for that. But then technologists come along and discover that it is cheaper to make banana flavouring than to harvest bananas, so everything from cough mixture to smoothe yogurts are flavoured using this compound.
I am drifting a bit, but what I am trying to say is that Danie is not a scientist. Anyone who wants to keep such a close secret is hiding a fraud not improving the lot of mankind.
What carte blanche is clamping on to is the broadly held view that an “average joe” can sometimes outsmart a scientist. And if he was to submit his ideas for peer review they would be “stolen by bad guys” or suppressed so that police men don’t lose their jobs or politicians or whatever conspiracy is this guys favourite.
Later in the discussion I had more to add, visit the original post if you would like to see more.