# New Slant on the EPR-Bell Experiment

@article{Evans2013NewSO, title={New Slant on the EPR-Bell Experiment}, author={Peter W. Evans and Huw Price and Ken B. Wharton}, journal={The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science}, year={2013}, volume={64}, pages={297 - 324} }

The best case for thinking that quantum mechanics is nonlocal rests on Bell's Theorem, and later results of the same kind. However, the correlations characteristic of Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen (EPR)–Bell (EPRB) experiments also arise in familiar cases elsewhere in quantum mechanics (QM), where the two measurements involved are timelike rather than spacelike separated; and in which the correlations are usually assumed to have a local causal explanation, requiring no action-at-a-distance (AAD). It…

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