> Joel : > And non-local effects must be similarly ruled out, as they too are forbidden > to our intellect. > Just as it is impossible for us to create non-discrete (i.e. continuous) > theories, it is also not possible for humans to construct truly non-local > theories.
I hope so. But there are difficulties. In QM, Bell's theorem states that statistical results of experiments performed on a certain physical entity satisfy his inequalities iff the physical reality in which that physical entity is embedded is "local" (local hidden variables). Today is commonly accepted that the QM domain is incompatible with that "local" "realism". That is because Bell inequalities actually are violated. Local hidden variables do not exist. But, fortunately, Bell inequalities imply a Kolmogorovian probability model. So we can keep that "local" "realism" and say that probability is truly non-Kolmogorovian. But, wait. Ehe. There is another problem. The Bohm-Aharonov effect is truly "non-local". And that is hard, very hard to avoid. And, again, Bell inequalities are (also and much more) violated in CM. In our macro-world. Weird. Unbelievable. Is our macro-world "non-local" ? Is our universe "non-Kolmogorovian" ? Or is our (my) mind stupid ? Or is our logic poor ? - S.