Caesar’s Last Breath and ESP

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The story goes that in 44 BC in Rome, Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of his own senators, crumpling to the floor with a final gasp. This last breath contained around 25 sextillion (that’s 25 followed by 21 zeroes) air molecules, which would have spread around the globe within a couple of years. A breath seems like such a small thing compared to the Earth’s atmosphere, but remarkably, if you do the math, you’ll find that roughly one molecule of Caesar’s air will appear in your next breath.”

James Lloyd, BBC Science Focus 1

How is this related to ESP? A popular theory explaining ESP is Quantum Entanglement or Quantum Discord (QE’s more robust, lower resolution sister) 2, and quantum influence upon neurons is validated by recent research 3, 4

If one breath contains 25 sextillion air molecules (meaning the number of particles capable of entanglement is an order of magnitude higher), just imagine the number of particles that make up our brains. And that’s just one brain. When considering quantum interactions on microtubules (structures within neurons)3, 4, one neuron might be capable of performing 1016 operations per second 5.

How many particles can be entangled together at once? Two? Four? Twenty? One million? What about 15 trillion? 6

15 trillion particles entangled. That’s a lot, right? What percent would that be of Caesar’s last breath?

I’m super rusty on my math, but I wanna say that’s something like .000000000006%. So are 16 trillion entangled particles in one breath a lot, or a little?

In one second your phone emits more photons than there are grains of sand on all the beaches in the world.

If we imagine for a moment that QE and/or QD are the mechanism by which ESP happens— our brain effectively a receiver that can tune into entangled particles to gain information about particles on the other end— a few questions arise. How many entangled particles does our brain need at the target for us to receive valuable information? One thousand? One million? One million doesn’t sound like a lot when considering the number of particles in a single breath. And if we can entangle 15 trillion in a lab, it starts to sound less and less far fetched that we may have sufficient particles entangled between our brain and any given target in order to gain information.

  1. James Lloyd, BBC Science Focus Magazine, July 13, 2017 []
  2. Iclif : The Extended Mind,Past,Present and Future | Dr.Dean Radin[]
  3. Discovery of Quantum Vibrations Inside Brain Neurons Supports Controversial Theory of Consciousness[][]
  4. Frecska E, Luna LE., “Neuro-ontological interpretation of spiritual experiences”. Neuropsychopharmacol Hung. 2006;8:143–153. MEDLINE[][]
  5. Classic Reboot: The Orchestra of the Brain with Stuart Hameroff[]
  6. Science Daily, May 15, 2020, Quantum Entanglement of 15 Trillion Atoms at 450 Kelvin With “Surprising Results”[]

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