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Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Joy Christian » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:59 am

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Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Joy Christian » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:03 am

Joy Christian wrote:Let me note that for the 4-particle GHZS state the condition E(a, b, c, d) = << ABCD >> = +1 or -1 for some specific settings for all runs and thus even for a single run is similar to the familiar condition E(a, b) = << AB >> = +1 or -1 for the 2-particle EPRB state for some specific settings (i.e., for a = b and a = -b, respectively) for all runs and thus even for a single run. In the latter example, it is the condition of perfect correlation (or perfect anti-correlation), which is predicted by quantum mechanics.

For completeness, let me prove this here for the EPRB case, parallelling the proof below which I provided in response to the counterchallenge to me by Tim Maudlin:

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For the EPRB case, let us follow the construction of my 3-sphere model presented in this paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1405.2355. The proof goes through as follows:

What I want to show is AB = -1 for a = +b and AB = +1 for a = -b even for a single run. It would suffice to prove AB = +1 for a = -b since the case AB = -1 for a = +b follows quite similarly. We start with equations (54) and (55) of the above paper, which define the binary valued functions A = +/-1 and B = +/-1, subject to the conservation of the spin-0 defined in equations (65) and (66). The expectation value E(a, b) = < AB > = - a . b is then derived in equations (67) to (75) of the paper using these functions A and B. In fact, the expectation value (75) or (76) follows from the very construction of the functions A and B in the equations (54) and (55), as a geometrical identity within my 3-sphere model. Therefore we can use this geometrical identity to prove that AB = +1 for a = -b. In fact, for the chosen settings this identity reduces simply to E(a, b) = < AB > = +1. But E(a, b) = < AB > = +1 tells us that the average of the number AB is a constant, and it is equal to +1. This is mathematically possible only if AB = +1 for all runs, for a = -b. But if AB = +1 for all runs, then AB = +1 holds also for any given run. Therefore AB = +1 for any single run, for the chosen settings a = -b. QED.

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Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Joy Christian » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:42 am

Heinera wrote:
Joy Christian wrote:***
None of the four individuals is a physicist. One of them is a third-rate statistician, another is a computer plumber, and the remaining two are mediocre philosophers.
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Yes. Because there is of course a bunch of physics professors that endorse your work.

In fact, there most certainly is. Just to name a few, ask any of the following: Prof. Derek Abbott, Prof. Azhar Iqbal, Prof. Subodha Mishra, and Prof. Alex Soiguine.

In addition, the following distinguished Editorial Board of the International Journal of Theoretical Physics has accepted and published my work on Bell's theorem:

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You, Heinera, on the other hand, is an anonymous nobody. No one knows who you are, or what your education level is. You surely seem to have something to hide.

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Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Heinera » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:59 am

Joy Christian wrote:***
None of the four individuals is a physicist. One of them is a third-rate statistician, another is a computer plumber, and the remaining two are mediocre philosophers.
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Yes. Because there is of course a bunch of physics professors that endorse your work.

Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Joy Christian » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:58 am

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Let me note that for the 4-particle GHZS state the condition E(a, b, c, d) = << ABCD >> = +1 or -1 for some specific settings for all runs and thus even for a single run is similar to the familiar condition E(a, b) = << AB >> = +1 or -1 for the 2-particle EPRB state for some specific settings (i.e., for a = b and a = -b, respectively) for all runs and thus even for a single run. In the latter example, it is the condition of perfect correlation (or perfect anti-correlation), which is predicted by quantum mechanics.

In other words, there is absolutely nothing mysterious about ABCD = +1 and ABCD = -1 for a single run, for some specific settings, for the GHZS state. But Tim Maudlin wrongly thought that my 7-sphere model for the GHZS state predicts ABCD = +1 always, regardless of the settings a, b, c, and d. His mistake is exactly the same as the one repeatedly made by Richard D. Gill, Scott Aaronson, and James Owen Weatherall. They have all wrongly claimed that my 3-sphere model for the 2-particle EPRB state predicts E(a, b) = << AB >> = -1 always, for all settings a and b. The actual prediction of my 3-sphere model is E(a, b) = - a . b, and analogously for E(a, b, c, d):

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Both mistakes --- the one made by Tim Maudlin in the GHZS case and the one made by Richard D. Gill, Scott Aaronson, and James Owen Weatherall in the EPRB case, stem from ignoring the conservation law for the spins --- namely, the physical fact that the total zero initial spin is conserved throughout each run of the experiment.

So here is a real puzzle: Not only do we learn about the conservation of angular momentum in Physics-101, it has been explicitly discussed in several of my papers on the subject. See for example equations (65) and (66) of this paper for the EPRB case and equations (143) and (144) of this paper for the GHZS case. What is more, the four individuals -- Tim Maudlin, Richard D. Gill, Scott Aaronson, and James Owen Weatherall -- are not exactly dummies. They all have professorial positions in highly respectable universities. Moreover, they are all members of the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi). Although I myself have resigned from the institute because of their hypocrisy and politics, it is undoubtedly a prestigious institute, at least because of the sheer number of high-profile scholars they have managed to accumulate.

And yet these individuals have repeatedly made the mistake of ignoring the conservation of angular momentum in considering either EPRB or GHZS type experiments.

Here is the answer to this puzzle:

None of the four individuals is a physicist. One of them is a third-rate statistician, another is a computer plumber, and the remaining two are mediocre philosophers.

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Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by FrediFizzx » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:57 pm

Heinera wrote:
FrediFizzx wrote:Hmm... perhaps it was the real Tim Maudlin...

https://www.facebook.com/joyjch/posts/10155817495122856

and did not come back here to admit to his mistake.

Yes, that was the real Tim Maudlin. And that did not turn out well. What surprised me is that he even bothered to engage in that discussion.

Yeah, it sure didn't turn out so well for Maudlin. He kept proposing something other than Joy's model. I'm not surprised at all since he is just another typical Bell fan troll that had no intention whatsoever of trying to understand the model. Locked up in flatland and probably stuck there forever.

Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Joy Christian » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:08 pm

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Here is one of my last posts on that Facebook thread. It concerns my proposed experiment to test my 3-sphere model as a counterexample to Bell's silly theorem:

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Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Heinera » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:32 pm

FrediFizzx wrote:Hmm... perhaps it was the real Tim Maudlin...

https://www.facebook.com/joyjch/posts/10155817495122856

and did not come back here to admit to his mistake.

Yes, that was the real Tim Maudlin. And that did not turn out well. What surprised me is that he even bothered to engage in that discussion.

Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Joy Christian » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:28 am

FrediFizzx wrote:Hmm... perhaps it was the real Tim Maudlin...

https://www.facebook.com/joyjch/posts/10155817495122856

and did not come back here to admit to his mistake.


The real Tim Maudlin put forward a near identical challenge to me on my Facebook page as you note. Let me reproduce the three essential posts here for the record:

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He is referring to eqs. (11a) and (11b) of the 1990 Greenberger, Horne, Shimony, Zeilinger paper (or the 4-particle GHZS paper) and eqs. (192) and (203) of my paper.

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Of course, the matter did not end with my meeting his challenge head-on. The Bell-believers produced another Bell-GHZ-type proof to which I responded thus:

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Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by FrediFizzx » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:17 am

Hmm... perhaps it was the real Tim Maudlin...

https://www.facebook.com/joyjch/posts/10155817495122856

and did not come back here to admit to his mistake.

Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Joy Christian » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:36 pm

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Bell-believers are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

As I spelled out in the initial post of this thread, we have two mathematically identical expressions in the Bell-CHSH type argument:

E(a, b) + E(a, b' ) + E(a', b) - E(a', b' )

and

E( a, b, a', b' ) = << A(a)B(b) + A(a)B(b' ) + A(a' )B(b) - A(a' )B(b' ) >>.

Now it is impossible to derive the upper bound of 2 on the first expression involving four separate expectation values, and that is the lesson of my unmet challenge.

But the Bell-believers like Richard D. Gill claim that, since the two expressions are mathematically identical at least in the infinite limit, we can and are allowed to consider the second expression, which is trivially bounded by 2 (see, for example, https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.02876).

Well, that argument cleverly hides a clumsy sleight of hand by the Bell-believers, as I have explained elsewhere: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=317#p7864.

The problem is that the second expression is an average over physically impossible events in any possible world, classical or quantum. In other words, physically it is pure nonsense. And therefore the bound of 2 is pure nonsense. It has nothing whatsoever to do with locality or realism.

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Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by FrediFizzx » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:06 pm

Heinera wrote:
FrediFizzx wrote:
Heinera wrote:I have absolutely no intention to participate in this thread except for pointing out that I know that this was not the real Tim Maudlin.

Naturally, since the challenge is impossible for Bell fans to shoot down.

No, it's because of the very wise advise of George Carlin: "Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level, and then beat you with experience."

What's arguing got to do with it? Either you can beat the challenge or not. Simply admit that you can't do it since it is impossible to beat.

Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Heinera » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:27 pm

FrediFizzx wrote:
Heinera wrote:I have absolutely no intention to participate in this thread except for pointing out that I know that this was not the real Tim Maudlin.

Naturally, since the challenge is impossible for Bell fans to shoot down.

No, it's because of the very wise advise of George Carlin: "Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level, and then beat you with experience."

Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by FrediFizzx » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:05 pm

Heinera wrote:I have absolutely no intention to participate in this thread except for pointing out that I know that this was not the real Tim Maudlin.

Naturally, since the challenge is impossible for Bell fans to shoot down.

Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Heinera » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:53 pm

I have absolutely no intention to participate in this thread except for pointing out that I know that this was not the real Tim Maudlin.

Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by FrediFizzx » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:30 pm

Heinera wrote:Now you're getting paranoid. I have my nick here, would never use another.

Good to know. What does paranoid have to do with it? I think you missed some of Joy's subtle humor.

Refresh my memory; have you offered a response to Joy's challenge yet?

Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Heinera » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:55 am

Joy Christian wrote:
Heinera wrote:This was not the real Tim Maudlin.

So you were the imposter pretending to be him? I should have known. Tim Maudlin would not have made the sophomoric mistake the imposter has made in his post.

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Now you're getting paranoid. I have my nick here, would never use another.

Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Joy Christian » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:50 am

Heinera wrote:This was not the real Tim Maudlin.

So you were the imposter pretending to be him? I should have known. Tim Maudlin would not have made the sophomoric mistake the imposter has made in his post.

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Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by FrediFizzx » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:49 am

Heinera wrote:This was not the real Tim Maudlin.

Of course it wasn't. The real Tim Maudlin would never make such an egregious error as proposing that QM could make predictions for single runs.

It was an anonymous guest post and it allows one to put in whatever name they chose.

Re: My Challenge to All Bell-Believers --- Meet it or Beat i

Post by Heinera » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:34 am

This was not the real Tim Maudlin.

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