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Today is the first day of the year 2016. If today someone still believes that Quantum Entanglement is a fundamental feature of our world, then, sadly, they are grossly mistaken. To be sure, quantum mechanics -- with its shortcut of quantum entanglement -- is a phenomenally successful theory, and (as far as we know) makes all the right predictions (and more) for what we observe in our experiments. But one can no more observe quantum entanglement in a laboratory than can observe phlogiston in a combustible chemical body. All one can ever observe in a laboratory are correlations between supposedly entangled quantum systems. No one has ever observed, or could ever observe, quantum entanglement directly. If we could, then all controversies over the interpretation of quantum mechanics would come to end instantly.

Fortunately quantum entanglement is not the only possible explanation for the observed correlations, as I have repeatedly shown in my recent papers and on this very forum. I have shown that the observed correlations can be explained without the notion of phlogiston ...err... entanglement. They can be explained as classical, local, realistic, and deterministic correlations among the points of a quaternionic 3-sphere, and more generally among the points of an octonionic 7-sphere. Some of you are already familiar with my work on the origins of quantum correlations, but here are some key recent papers and a sample chapter from the second edition of my book:

(1) https://www.academia.edu/19235737/Macro ... fied_Proof

(2) https://www.academia.edu/11023207/Macro ... ly_to_Gill

(3) https://www.academia.edu/7024415/Local_ ... _Spacetime

(4) https://www.academia.edu/5643872/Dispro ... tanglement

Let us hope that the day will soon come when the idea of quantum entanglement is no more in vogue than the idea of phlogiston.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

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