From: Derek Gatherer (email@example.com)
Date: Mon 31 Oct 2005 - 16:11:21 GMT
At 21:51 28/10/2005, Dace wrote:
> Rather, a field effect seems to
>be at work. To test this hypothesis, the naturalist Eugene Marais inserted
>a steel plate through the middle of a termite mound, preventing any
>communication between the separated termites. Nonetheless, termites were
>able to build arches that met perfectly on opposite sides of the plate as if
>it wasn't even there. Termites act more like particles in a field of
>influence than separate actors.
That was shown long ago to be due to vibration through the
plate. The termites could hear each other.
>More recently, Miroslav Hill demonstrated field effects among bacteria being
>tested for resistance to a carcinogenic substance. He found that alongside
>the exposed bacteria, related bacteria in physically isolated containers
>also developed resistance. After repeating the experiment numerous times,
>ensuring absolute separation of the bacterial colonies, he got the same
>results. He concluded that the exposed bacteria shared information at a
>distance with the unexposed bacteria. Interestingly, Hill chose to
>interpret the results in terms of quantum entanglement or nonlocality rather
>than the more traditional field theory.
That one is almost certainly contamination.
Your "scientific" examples are really lousy, Ted.
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