Random Thoughts on the Subatomic Relationship between Parents and their Offspring
It is well documented that scientist John Bell’s theorem on particle entanglement and interconnectedness has left some very interesting questions for philosophers and scientists alike to explore. One such question occurs when seeking to understand genetic links between parents and their children on a subatomic level. I cannot help wondering if Bell’s Theorem offers an explanation on why children and parents:
Display similar character traits and mannerisms even when they’ve never met
Show similar behavioral traits and responses to stress regardless of personal proximity
Experience psychic or telepathic links during moments of extreme trauma or excitement even when separated by great distances
Explain Adolescent/childhood rebellious behaviors toward parents
In Bell’s Theorem, it is postulated that once particles interact with one another, they become permanently entangled and can be measured from great distances apart, and observed to be doing the exact same thing at the same time, or the exact opposite thing at the exact same time. The basis behind this prediction, was that once the particles were entangled, they shared an interconnectedness that bound them throughout eternity. It is a bond so strong that the particles can mimic one another regardless of their proximity to one another. This binding made me wonder about human conception, and the inevitable links that genetics played in determining the parental link to child behaviors and psychological factors.
For Bell, this particle behavior verified the philosophical idea of determinism that is found to exist within dynamic nature. Determinism in nature implies that free will is an illusion, and that all courses of action made within nature are acts of spontaneity, and that those actions inevitably result in a pre-determined outcome. Deterministic outcomes account for all probable outcomes, whether they are thought of beforehand or not. What this means, is that no matter what your choices are, the outcome is already known, even if you are not aware of them at the time of your choice.
How is determinism directly linked to Bell’s theorem? If the theorem suggests that particle entanglement results in permanent interconnectedness; the implication is that even if you observe a particle that has interacted with another, you can determine the behavior of that other particle as it behaves in its present environment even if it unable to be observed due to its distance away from you. What this means is that once the particles interact with one another, one can be observed to acting in one manner because it is close enough to be measurable, and the other one, which is too far to be observed, can be assumed to either be doing the exact same thing at the exact same time, or it can be assumed to be doing the exact opposite thing at the exact same time. The best example of this paradox can be found in an explanation scientist Erwin Schrodinger gave (Schrodinger’s Cat).
Experimentation of Bell’s Theorem conducted by John Clauser and Stuart Freedman (1972) and Alain Aspect (1981) demonstrated that the predictions of quantum mechanics are correct on this matter. This made me wonder how this theorem would affect human behavior in particular relation to the parent/child bonding in relation to their direct subatomic links.
Using Bell’s Theorem to Explain Parent/Child Relationships
Since all matter is created through a combination of particles interacting with one another, I cannot help wondering if this interaction causes those particles to become entangled, even at the moment of conception. I also wonder just how much of that interaction is sustainable after the embryonic phase of development has transitioned into the fetal stage. If Bell’s theorem is correct, as previous experimentation suggests, and subatomic particles are permanently interconnected once they interact with one another, regardless of their proximity to each other, the implication is that these particles continue to mimic one another even after the child is born. The distance between them (as inhibited by organs, flesh, proximity etc.) does not prevent this behavior. With this in mind I wonder how this relationship with this entanglement may explain the genetic relationship shared between parents and children.
This relationship between entangled particles would explain why children also tend to pick up behaviors, mannerisms, and physical traits of their biological parents, even if they do not know their parents during their lifetime. It may also be worth examining if these particle entanglements may be able to explain a parent or child’s ability to ‘sense’ when something is wrong with another family member, making psychic phenomena to an entirely new level of cognitive ability. Since Bell’s theorem also speaks of the particles’ abilities to behave in the exact opposite manner as their ‘friend’ particles, it may also help to explain a child’s fundamental need to rebel against their parents. With conception being a time when particles from the parents are guaranteed to interact on a physical level with one another during the embryonic stage of gestation, it is implied that particles from both parents would become entangled within the child and continue to exhibit this interconnectedness throughout that child’s life.
While particle entanglement does not necessarily reflect the brain’s functional ability or the behaviour of the mind directly, it still makes me think about it. Psychology is generally a separate concept from the physical unless impairment of some kind is present, and environmental or sociological circumstances do play the largest role in developing parent/child relationships; however, I still wonder if there is a deeper trigger that may set up a predisposition toward certain physical responses. What I mean is that I wonder if the body’s chemical makeup in general sets up the brain’s responses to automatically mimic or reject a parent’s behaviours or responses under similar circumstances. For example; if a parent is predisposed to subconsciously playing with their hair when feeling stressed (assuming that all of their parts do this without prior thought) I wonder if the child will do the same as an act of entanglement on a deep subatomic level. It is as if all the fundamental particles contained within that person do whatever they do to trigger the conductors in the brain to mimic the parental response to illicit the same psychological response to stress.
Does Entanglement Create a Telepathic Link Between Parents and their Children?
When we think of telepathic links between parents and their children, we generally think of how one may feel or experience what the other is going through during a moment of extreme stress or trauma. This link has often been explained through psychological or emotional bonding, but might that link be a physical manifestation between the entangled particles, and what role if any, does the individual consciousness play in that connection? When we look at Einstein’s relativity theory, as it pertains to particle behavior, we acknowledge the ‘spooky behavior’ of entangled particles, and their dual natures (particles acting as both waves of light without mass and as particles, with mass); however, we are also looking at energy. While relativity states that energy can become matter because of the connection that exists between mass and energy in that they are viewed as different manifestations of the same thing, the main variable that changes is the behavior of the particles in how much velocity is applied to their movement. When stressed, the brain naturally responds with more activity in a faster manner in an effort to explain what is happening as well as find a solution or response to the stress at the same time. If Bell’s Theorem is correct, the implication may be that a stressor (that gets all the particles in an uproar) in a parent or child, causes a similar or opposite uproar in the other; triggering unexplained anxiousness or feelings of dread either consciously or subconsciously. It also makes me wonder how much of that response is related to the consciousness itself.
When searching for telepathic links between parents and their children, it becomes necessary to examine the role that the brain plays in developing the human consciousness through the various particle interactions that make the brain function. How else can we truly examine the subatomic relationship between parents and their children? My thoughts on this subject naturally lead me to explore the subatomic links between brain function and consciousness.
Refer to the next article in the series on the Quantum Mechanics of Consciousness & its Effects on the Brain