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Why is Quantum entanglement so perplexing to scientists?

It seems to me to be easily explained by just saying that the entanglement occurs outside of our dimension. So there must be more than 3 dimensions. Therefore the laws of the speed of light are not broken.

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  1. We must remember that in science, what is easy for some is not easy for others. For instance, it is easy for some religious people to ignore scientific evidence for things and hold true that the reason we don’t fly off the Earth is because God holds us down. Scientists don’t find that explanation easy to swallow, because it doesn’t provide a mechanism for which a test can be made. Gravity proportionate to mass is a much more convincing theory.
    Likewise, saying that entanglement occurs outside of our dimension is an easy explanation. We could easily lump any weird activity as having occurred in dimension X, where that stuff is just normal. It’s much harder to fully explain within the realm of known reality these phenomena. That doesn’t mean there aren’t more than 3 dimensions (indeed, there seem to be many more), but rather that saying that entanglement occurs outside our own dimension isn’t coupled with any evidence of this happening. Before an idea can be accepted as serious, evidence, whether mathematical or physical, must be provided.
    It’s not that scientists have not thought of this possibility (they have), but rather that they have not felt it a reasonable explanation, just as the explanation that Higgs Bosons are really just tiny pink unicorns controlling the universe is an easy explanation, but one that is lacking in scientific rigor.

  2. QE is hard to deal with because we need to perform lots of experiments that will eventually allow us to derive the governing equations. Without these equations (in every form imaginable), we cannot use QE to make quantitative, accurate predictions for its effects in related quantum research. Also, so far, it’s effects don’t always seem to be reproducible—that makes it confusing as well.
    As to the experiments–they’re difficult to design, laborious to create, and expensive to build. Especially given what I’ve just said above. Think about it: How do you design a test for quantum interactions that occur off of the 3-d brane? Very, very hard to do! Anyway, we’ll figure it out sooner or later, it takes time to unravel quantum strangeness–but we’ll get there in the end.
    There are no “laws” of the speed of light.

  3. One way to answer that would be to say that the results of experiments in quantum mechanics are so heavily dependant upon the status of the observer and the particulars of the experiment that monitors that.
    So in a sense, a different result could occur with each distinct experimental configuration and observation angle – as a result, it would be very hard to determine what is “objectively true” about the phenomenon in question.
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