By Robert Nadeau and Menas Kafatos

Book cover for The Non-Local Universe: The New Physics and Matters of the Mind

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Classical physics states that physical reality is local, or that a measurement at one point in space cannot influence what occurs at another, distant point. However, since 1990s experiments have been conducted in which subatomic particles, traveling in opposite directions, respond simultaneously: when a change is made in one of them, the other changes instantly and to the same degree, even though they are separated by meters to miles. These results indicated that the particles are "entangled" and that they communicate with each another instantly "in no time." The revelation is that physical reality is non-local --a discovery that historian Robert Nadeau and physicist Menas Kafatos view as "the most momentous in the history of science." The authors explore the implications of non-locality, including its relevance to that most remarkable aspect of humanity: consciousness itself.


"Nadeau and Kafatos supply plenty of food for thought: the apparently recondite concept of non-locality, they suggest, has consequences everywhere."
- Publishers Weekly