In January NPRs show Invisibilia aired an episode entitled Entanglement. They started the show with a section on quantum physics and the science of Quantum Entanglement. Apparently, there is a way to entangle two atoms separated in space such that actions applied to one atom instantaneously affect the other. They interviewed David Hucul, a grad student from the University of Maryland, who said And so far, scientists have been able to get entanglement to occur at a distance of just over 88 miles. Though theoretically you could fly one atom to the moon, and still, if you affected it in some way, the other atom back on Earth would be affected instantaneously in the same way Quantum entanglement, the scientists told us, probably happens all the time in the natural world. Like, there could be one particle of you right now entangled with a person that you just passed on the street.
Yes, "there could be one particle of you right now entangled with a person that you just passed on the street"! Sound familiar?
The rest of the program went on to showcase a woman with Mirror Touch Synesthesia, the symptoms of which are that she can watch someone being hurt and she feels it in her own body; so much so that she cant watch people eating because of the sensations that she feels in her mouth. I think this is fundamentally different from what we mean on this site by being an Empath. For many or most of us on this site being an empath has little to do with seeing the other person and may not always be connected to feeling them either. I still found it fascinating that, nevertheless, they made the connection (albeit a loose connection) between quantum physics and what we on the EC experience so often.
updated by @trevor-lewis: 01/15/18 05:14:10PM