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Volume 15: Pages 162-171, 2002
The Improbability of Nonlocality
A. F. Kracklauer, N. A. Kracklauer
PF 2040, 99401 Weimar, Germany
Both philosophical and mathematical considerations argue against the existence of “nonlocality,” or faster‐than‐light interaction. Nevertheless, it is widely accepted that nonlocality has been established by Bell's theorems as an intrinsic feature of the natural world. Herein it is shown, to the contrary, that the analysis supporting Bell's theorems contains implicit hypotheses that are fully disputable and unacceptable on the basis of logic, probability theory, and basic physics. Finally, the consequences of the rejection of nonlocality for the interpretation of quantum mechanics are discussed.
Keywords: nonlocality, Bell's theorem, quantum mechanics, entanglement, pilot wave, Bohmian mechanics
Received: December 5, 2000; Published online: December 15, 2008