"Look guys! The world is perfect for us. It must have been created divinely"
"Look guys! That pitcher is the perfect shape for the water it holds...
Lemme finish that for you:
"Look guys! That pitcher is the perfect shape for the water it holds... so it must have been created
specifically for that purpose" :idea:
Anyways, on the topic in general. I would consider myself religious (christian), but I do not consider the soul inherently separate from the body. In fact, the bible says that the soul is
a living person, not that a person has
a soul (Gen 2:7; Lev 23:30; Eze 18:20; 1 Pet 3:20). More simply, that the word "soul" and "person" (referring to your flesh and blood) are roughly interchangeable.
tl;dr: there is no soul (in the OP's sense of the word) so the existence of quantum teleportation doesn't necessarily disprove God.
That still leaves a problem though: what is consciousness? And if it's not in the soul (since we don't have one) where
I'm theorizing here, so bear with me. An important premise that many people believe (including me) is that consciousness cannot be explained by classical
physics (including chemistry, biology etc). I'm not sure that this has been "proven" per se, but it's pretty much universally understood. (e.g. the belief in a soul in the first place)
This very interesting article and paper Nobel Prize Winner Says DNA Performs Quantum Teleportation
, if accurate, seems to imply that various quantum "spooky" effects are actually part of normal biological processes. (I'll just let that sink in for a second.............)
My theory is that the brain itself (which is largely not well understood) uses quantum effects on a regular basis, and that our consciousness stems from this. This theory satisfies the above premise. It could also explain various biological things, like how death (of consciousness) is irreversible even if the body is able to support itself, or how people come in and out of comas, or maybe even how organ transplants/blood transfusions can alter the personality of the host.
ALSO, if consciousness stems from things such as quantum superposition, then just the act of reading each molecule to reproduce it somewhere else would break that quantum link and change (or destroy) the original consciousness.
AND if quantum links are the root of consciousness then the quantum links themselves must be recreated exactly at the reconstruction stage of the teleportation.
Conclusion: quantum teleportation of humans (more specifically consciousness) is not possible.