Ok, here's my problem... In the EPR experiment it is described that if entangled particles are required to be able to cancel each others spin's then no mater how far apart these particles are, if one is measured you can instantly infer the state of the other particle. Why would the other particle's state matter if it is thousands of light years away? The particles need to be ABLE to cancel but they cant cancel if they don't come in contact with each other so the state of the particles doesn't really mater until they touch so their states should be able to be whatever they want until they touch. Am i missing something?