The notion of action at a distance has long been part of Quantum Mechanics, but while QM predicts the experimentally-tested effects of quantum-entanglement, nobody’s ever been able to actually explain why the effect occurs– at least not until now. We join Eric John Habegger for the inside scoop on “Quantum Vacuum Pathway Theory”, which describes a plausible mechanism for this “spooky action at a distance”…

*“Einstein set up the puzzle in his landmark paper of 1935, ‘Can the Quantum Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete?’ The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle says that momentum and position cannot both be known simultaneously. Instead only a superposition of the two quantum signatures can be known. One can theoretically measure either momentum or position to any degree of accuracy, but if you measure one signature to a high degree of accuracy the wave equation will be destroyed and the counterpart quantum signature cannot be measured accurately at all. The particular conundrum Einstein stated was that if two identical particles interacted as they came together quantum mechanics says that they would share opposite spin – up or down – each inverse to the other. If they were then separated in space then each particle would share to some degree a superposition, in inverse form, of that of its twin particle’s spin. This is due to the fact that the two particles together form a composite wave equation. If you know one particle is spin “up”, then you know the other particle is spin “down”.*

*This indicates spin, which is just a form of angular momentum, controls both position and momentum. This indicated to me that the energy of a particle, which can to a large degree be defined by both position and momentum, is defined by its spin angular momentum and this may be much more fundamental to the energy of mass than its energy due to acceleration in space.”* – Eric John Habegger