Resolving Key Issues In Quantum Mechanics While Simultaneously Debunking Every UFO Case In History
By Deep Prasad, World Leading UFO believer turned skeptic
In this article I present a simple argument that debunks every UFO case in history without leaving much room for debate. In 1935 after publishing the famous EPR paper, Albert Einstein went on to write a separate series of papers and letters to his friends that he felt more accurately reflected his thoughts on quantum mechanics. Fundamentally, a core assumption EPR made about reality was that it has to be local, and real in the “realism” sense. Realism assumes all elements of reality must exist without needing any external intervention or interaction with the system. They also assumed locality, which means that a system can only be physically disturbed through local interactions and that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, including information.
Slightly more formally: a property of system A is considered an element of physical reality if and only if its value when measured, can be predicted with absolute certainty without disturbing system A.
The issue was that should a system that is fully entangled be physically realized, we would have a scenario where we could successfully predict the measurement outcome of system B (entangled with system A on some property) with certainty, without seemingly disturbing the system. And if we could do that, then we would violate Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, which would mean quantum mechanics was fundamentally wrong about one of its major assumptions. Thus, if quantum mechanics was right, then the uncertainty principle wasn’t violated which meant that system B is actually being disturbed even if it’s light years away. Which further meant that the measured property of system B can no longer be considered an element of physical reality since one of the criteria for it to be considered physically real was that the system can’t be disturbed. The implications were mind-boggling, because it would mean we’re disturbing a system physically far away without directly interacting with it, and simultaneously not being able to treat it as a physically real element of reality (violating the assumption of realism). Back in the 1930s-50s, it was a matter of opinion which side you chose to be on. You either figured Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen were correct that quantum entanglement can’t be a real phenomena and thus quantum mechanics is incomplete, or you believed that guys like Schrödinger were right instead.
In 1964 however, John Bell proposed a test that could be done to test the same assumptions of reality Einstein et al made in their EPR paper where they assumed realism and locality to be true. Quantum Physics experiments to carry out these tests have been conducted in the decades since and we have been able to empirically confirm that at least one of the assumptions EPR made was wrong. It is also possible both locality and realism are wrong, but we know for a fact now that local realism (the combination of locality and realism) is incorrect. This implies that it’s true that systems can exist which we can’t even say are physically real yet have the very real potential of becoming physically real when interacted with. Now, in 1969 there was another group of physicists who were interested in pushing the envelope of what we can say about the physicality of nature. These guys came up with the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt (CHSH) inequalities which similar to Bell’s, allowed physicists to create tests for a different but similar set of assumptions to the Bell test and EPR assumptions. CHSH assumes that reality is 1) Local, as defined in EPR. 2)Freedom of choice exists and 3)Reality is objective and there will never be a time where independent observers can make the same objective measurements but get conflicting results (in other words, there is a shared reality in which we all agree about the objective facts of that reality). Similar to the Bell tests, these inequalities ended up being violated too and we now know at least one of the 3 assumptions about reality is wrong, while all 3 of them might be wrong.
This is when it dawned on me that quantum mechanics has gone too far. And that it no longer jives with what I believe to be true about the world. We are being faced with extremely advanced experiments that are quickly ruling out convenient assumptions I made when I was born and I don’t like where this is going at all! At this rate, we’ll be forced to admit there is no shared objective reality and we are all interacting with what seems to be convincingly similar realities instead. I realized that legendary professional skeptics like Mick West and Jason Colavito had the right idea all along. By essentially assigning yourself as the final arbiter of the truth, you no longer need to worry about any of this independent observer conflicting reality nonsense. Professional skeptics practice this all the time when they assert that it’s impossible for super intelligent Aliens to be here. So therefore no event, scenario, data or story can possibly represent Aliens being here as it’s already been asserted they don’t exist. This logic is not only useful for quickly nullifying any need for further research in the fundamentals of quantum mechanics but it’s also a bullet proof way for preserving one’s convictions in life without much effort. If you’re wondering who Mick West is, consider the following image of Mick using a fishing pole and a ladder with some string to demonstrate how easy it is to hoax UFO videos.
He has a background in video game design and has never been near the cockpit of a flying F-18, ensures us all that the UFOs all these trained Navy pilots saw were nothing more than collective hallucinations, supersonic seagulls and sentient flying peanuts misinterpreted by the FLIR Pods on their F-18s. Many UFOlogists, including my previous self would typically react negatively to such an individual. But now I see his true Genius.
Since the resolution to the Wigner’s Friend Paradox is assigning an observer as the arbiter of truth, I will assign myself that role. And because it’s significantly easier to be a militant skeptic, my first decree is to assert that there are no Aliens on planet Earth anywhere in typical West fashion. Thus, I have proven that it’s impossible for any UFO case in history to have anything other than a prosaic explanation in my version of reality.
Finally, I would like to end off this pertinent thought piece with some sobering and kind words offered to me by UFO debun-I mean skeptic Kal Korff in a twitter exchange earlier this year.
Former UFOOLogist turned skeptic