crossroads; I have to say I find the 'stream of conciousness' style grammar of your posts hard to work through when it comes to defining your meaning.
Firstly, I say "Oh god", "please god" etc.. They are EXPRESSIONS. If I say 'Jesus f*cking Christ', I am not suggesting a physical impossibility, it is an expression. To argue that atheists believe in god because they use the word or say 'please god no' et.al. in stressful situations is silly, IMHO.
It's like arguing I believe in Christ as the risen son of god because I say 'Merry Christmas'. Regarding Lennons lyrics, pointing out that when you go out and look up you see only sky is again silly IMHO.
A balanced examination of the lyrics of the song show that as a writer he deliberately used 'only sky', as it fitted the scansion of the song better than 'no heaven'. Yet that he meant 'no heaven' was clear as he paired the phrase 'above us only sky' with 'no hell below us'.
Yes, there are various meanings of hell, (jokes about Clinton and 'is' aside) but the whole song was talking about the potential of humans to put aside differences, forget about quaint fables as to what happens when we die which have no proof what-so-ever, and unite together in a bond of love.
There are loads of songs about god or Jesus written by believers in god or Jesus, I don't think you need go poaching humanist hymns, you have enough of your own. It would be like me saying that Amasing Grace was about a girl I went out with.
larc; You're right, I just flick read the top as I was looking for a URL. Here's a better one;
Basically speaking, if you twiddle with an entangled photon, it's partner photon will be twiddled with in exactly the same way, at the same time.
By the 'same time' I mean exactly that; there is no delay at all, so the 'force' communicating the change between the two particles must be acting faster than the speed of light.
So far they have managed to do experiments with this over desktops distances, but every indication is that range is infinate and effect is instantaneous.
The difficulty lies in how to encode a datastream, but as I have old Computer Magazines that say that it is impossible to transmit data faster than 33k over twisted copper pairs, and xDSL can hit 3M over ordinary lines, the fact it can't be done yet means nothing.
If you want a real laugh, do a search on FTL travel... there are credible theories regading 'Wharp' drive. And they have suceeded in 'teleporting' photons too. Oh, and there is enough energy in a coffee cup full of vacuum to boil the Oceans of Earth dry.
19th C science often wasn't worthy of the name. 20th C science was just getting warmed up. 21st C scienece is where is actually gets really interesting.