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Bell's theorem - for or against Hidden Variables?
secur, if you're going to dismiss Popper out-of-hand, we won't have much to debate about.

So it seems to me that this debate will boil down to inductivism vs. objective theory.

It is not true that Popper "ignores the problem of choosing between alternative non-falsified theories and the matter of theory-ladenness of negative observations".  It is true that the problem is not a philosophical problem -- Popper values objective knowledge as closer to verisimilitude than speculative alternatives based on simple observation.  In fact, he has been criticized for allowing that certain pseudo-sciences, such as astrology or the i ching, could be made falsifiable.

This process of making a theory falsifiable (and thus making it a legitimate scientific theory) is the business of objective knowledge.

And that is where Bell's theorem fails as science.

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RE: Bell's theorem - for or against Hidden Variables? - by Thomas Ray - 09-07-2016, 01:30 PM

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