Emilio Santos joins the dark side :) Emilio Santos, one of the most vocal local realists, appears to have finally lined up against EPR and joined the majority view. From his latest paper, posted today: http://arxiv.org/abs/1203.5688 Santos: "The conclusion seems unavoidable: we cannot assume that physical systems possess properties independently of measurements. ... We shall assume that the measured properties are contextual, that is they depend not only on the state of the system but on the whole experimental context. This point was correctly emphasized by Bohr..." I couldn't agree more. But from EPR: "This makes the reality of P and Q depend on the process of measurement carried out on the first system, which does not disturb the second system in any way. No reasonable definition of reality could be expected to permit this." So my hat is off to Santos for finally throwing in the towel (and throwing EPR under the bus). ------------------ PS: Or maybe not. He goes on to say "Does that assumption prevents[sic] a realistic interpretation of quantum physics?. I think not." I guess he is finding it easier to simply assume what he wishes to prove, since a suitable proof has been elusive to date. PPS Hoping the readers of this post take it as it is intended, a little bit of humor for your day. Actually my hat is off to Santos for being brave enough to continue his battle in the face of long odds. Probably keeps everyone sharp.