Mermin update: the Two Theorems of John Bell

Foundations of physics and/or philosophy of physics, and in particular, posts on unresolved or controversial issues

Mermin update: the Two Theorems of John Bell

Postby Gordon Watson » Tue May 15, 2018 4:51 pm

RE: Mermin (2018): "Hidden Variables and the Two Theorems of John Bell."

Looking forward to comments on -- and critiques of -- the above article, I begin with my own position.*

    Against Mikko and other Bellians, and in the context of the EPR-Bohm experiment (the setting for Bell's work; and including variants like GHZ or GHSZ):

    Whether Bell has one, two or three theorems, they are either false or inapplicable in such contexts!

FOR, in following EPR, Bell's analysis is similarly naive re the nature of "elements of physical reality".

* Bell's theorem is best refuted on Bell's own [= EPR = naively-realistic] terms, for naive-realism is false. nb: under my true realism -- and against EPR -- I do not assume that all measured properties already exist prior to measurement interactions.

HTH; Gordon
Gordon Watson
Posts: 403
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:39 am

Return to Sci.Physics.Foundations

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ahrefs [Bot] and 17 guests

CodeCogs - An Open Source Scientific Library