Originally posted by Nemesio
Well, neither can we exclude a speaking pig.
Sure, I can fantasize about 11 dimensions wherein neutrons speak to
each other. And, given that I only work in three physical dimensions
and a temporal one, I can't disprove it.
But experience tells us that there aren't and haven't been speaking
pigs. Why should we disregard vast amounts of experienc ou do with the
infinitude of other logically implausible tenets in the universe?
Experience and Newtonian physics told us that if two beams of light were approaching each other, that it would seem to an observer on one of the beams of light was travelling at 372,000 miles per second. The Mickelson-Morley experiments showed this didn't happen and this experimental result was the basis for Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Bottom line: you can only go so far with present human experience.
You might look into the subject of superluminal transfers of information and Bell's Theorem as far as present scientific understanding of the universe moreover. There's some funny business going on that might be explainable in terms of a conscious universe. This is, of course, hardly a new concept whether you personally find it "logically plausible" or not.
EDIT: Here's a site for Bell's Theorem: http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/PVB/Harrison/BellsTheorem/BellsTheorem.html
This is the salient part:
In the last section we made two assumptions to derive Bell's inequality which here become:
* Logic is valid.
* Electrons have spin in a given direction even if we do not measure it.
Now we have added a third assumption in order to beat the Uncertainty Principle:
* No information can travel faster than the speed of light.
We will state these a little more succinctly as:
1. Logic is valid.
2. There is a reality separate from its observation
You will recall the we discussed proofs by negation. The fact that our final form of Bell's inequality is experimentally violated indicates that at least one of the three assumptions we have made have been shown to be wrong.