Tipler disputes quantum nonlocality

From: Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Tue Aug 08 2000 - 06:49:39 MDT

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Does Quantum Nonlocality Exist? Bell's Theorem and the
Many-Worlds Interpretation

Authors: Frank J. Tipler
Comments: 7 pages in plain TeX, no figures

    Quantum nonlocality may be an artifact of the assumption that observers
obey the laws of classical
    mechanics, while observed systems obey quantum mechanics. I show that,
at least in the case of
    Bell's Theorem, locality is restored if observed and observer are both
assumed to obey quantum
    mechanics, as in the Many-Worlds Interpretation. Using the MWI, I shall
show that the apparently
    "non-local" expectation value for the product of the spins of two
widely separated particles --- the
    "quantum" part of Bell's Theorem --- is really due to a series of three
purely local measurements.
    Thus, experiments confirming "nonlocality" are actually confirming the

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