So there's a new paper out by Yves Couder's group that observes quantum mechanical-like wave dynamics by averaging the long-term dynamics in a purely classical system. In other words, it's hidden variables. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/when-fluid-dynamics-mimic-quantum-mechanics-0729.html While the paper focuses purely on the classical aspects of this, the promotional material and accompanying video make a connection to quantum mechanics and promote hidden variables in a not-so-subtle way. It seems to me that the connection is rubbish and entirely ruled out by Bell's theorem (unless you are willing to posit superdeterminism, which could be a plausible explanation). Anyone have any thoughts?