If you think the concept of nonlocality is strange and downright spooky, you’re not alone. Even the great physicist Albert Einstein, who studied it, thought so too.
Decades later, scientists are still working on the theory. For an excellent examination of where we are today, jump over to read the New York Times article, Sorry, Einstein, Quantum Study Suggests ‘Spooky Action’ Is Real.
“In a landmark study, scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands reported that they had conducted an experiment that they say proved one of the most fundamental claims of quantum theory — that objects separated by great distance can instantaneously affect each other’s behavior.
“The finding is another blow to one of the bedrock principles of standard physics known as ‘locality,’ which states that an object is directly influenced only by its immediate surroundings.”
“I believe in my bones that quantum mechanics is the correct description of nature. But to make the strongest statement, frankly we’re not there.” (David Kaiser, Physicist at M.I.T.)