“I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.”
We hope that our ideas will eliminate the misconceptions surrounding General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics.
- Black Holes: In our view Black Holes are macroscopic fermionic quantum condensates. The horizons that appear in GR solutions should be understood as indication of requirement for new physics rather than physical objects. Needless to talk about implications of the analytical continuation of the solutions beyond the classical horizon. The Black Hole volume has no entropy however the surface where the quantum condensate is forming does and this explains the area law for the entropy of the compact object.
- White Holes: There is nothing surprising about them. In the absence of horizons information can be recovered. White Hole is the inverse to the Black Hole formation process (possible although unlikely).
- Wormholes: A wormhole (also known as an Einstein-Rosen bridge), an exact solution of the Einsteinian Gravity, is a hypothetical topological feature of spacetime that is essentially a ”shortcut” through space and time. Given that horizons are essential for its existence and that we consider the concept of horizons unnatural we do not consider them as physically realistic objects. We also believe that space times with Closed Time like Curves should be viewed in the same spirit.
- Time Travel?: The construction of a time machine that takes us to the future is not possible due to free will (existence of condensates) (otherwise we would be able to predict the future something that we cannot!) – The construction of a machine that takes us to the past it is theoretically possible to the extend that the principles of the quantum theory permits – as we argued earlier our brain is such a machine! Time travel through wormholes and black holes seems to be very wrong.
- Entanglement: Quantum Theory, in the traditional interpretation allows for correlated quantum systems at arbitrary distances. This along with the notion of the collapse of the wavefunction leads to phenomena of instantaneous action at a distance. These although do not violate special relativity (information does not travel with speed larger than the speed of light) are conceptually paradoxical.
But let us see what entanglement is through an example: Get a box, two socks in it. One black, one white. Have two individuals take one for themselves – in random-without looking at its color. Now separate the two observers. Let them look at the colour of the socks. The observer with the black will “instantaneously” know that the other observer has the white and the other way around. Impressive?
Well, actually, the quantum mechanical version is a bit more impressive given the terminology – but logically as trivial as the latter example. Obviously in quantum mechanics we do not care about socks, but for other properties – such as spin.