How long to truly understand "Spooky action" I read "Putting Time in a (Leaky) Bottle at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19875410/site/newsweek/page/0/ [Broken] How long would it take a college student, starting with algebra 1, to reach the point where he can move, step by step, through the math that suggests the future may leak into the present, and go, "OK, I see what they are saying." Reason for the question: I've never gone any higher than algebra, geometry and statistics. I've never taken a physics class and I've worked with enough geniuses to know I'm not one. I'm only moderately intelligent, but I have managed to get A's in my classes mostly through hard work. I enjoy the dumbed down versions of quantum physics that are out there for the layman. Now that I'm retired, I'm all into expanding my horizons. I would like to hear your opinions on whether a math tourist can come to understand the formulas behind such things as "spooky action at a distance" and "many histories". Is genius a prerequisite to reach this level of understanding? If not, how long would it take to get there? Thanks.