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Bell's theorem - for or against Hidden Variables?
secur wrote: "(Popper) defeated the logical positivists, but that's pretty easy. His mistake was to de-emphasize verifiability, equally important as falsifiability."

No, it wasn't a mistake. No scientific theory can be verified (Popper was one of the only philosophers to take David Hume seriously); falsifiability carries the weight of verisimilitude for the whole theory.

secur wrote: "Given the observations, anyone who's competent can figure out the theory (don't believe the propaganda)."

I don't expect you mean to call the founders of quantum theory incompetent, do you?    

I would love to debate Bell from a philosophical point of view.  Thanks for opening the door.

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RE: Bell's theorem - for or against Hidden Variables? - by Thomas Ray - 09-05-2016, 10:17 PM

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