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Would a meeting of local realists fill a phone booth?

  1. Aug 28, 2006 #1

    wm

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    I wonder: Would a meeting of dedicated local realists, to discuss QM, fill a phone booth? (We appear to be such a small minority among the great range and depth of PF participants.)

    However, before gathering in the phone booth, let's each take advantage of the assembled world media and make an open public confession. (You know, like world-leaders do before their gatherings.)

    In fact, what we could each do is this: We could read the rough draft that we have each brought along for our meeting. (For the first business of the meeting is to: "draft the first clause of membership". Though we have other fun purposes in mind too; including local-realist analysis of quantum experiments without one reference to a loop-hole.)

    Here's what I would read, if pressed today: ''I believe that a dedicated local realist accepts something like the following combination:-- On locality: That Einstein's view of locality represents a fine starting point for a general definition of locality. On realism: That external reality exists, independent of observation, and may have properties which are unobservable.'' (I think that last bit refers to the linear polarisation of a random photon, but ... it's a rough draft, remember.)

    Question: Will we fill the phone-booth?

    Regards, wm
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2006 #2
    How big is the phone booth?
     
  4. Aug 28, 2006 #3

    wm

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    Hi Andy; from the many experiments that I've done over the years, here's my findings: It's always big enough for me and my girl-friend.

    Am repeating the experiment right now ... old results confirmed OK!

    So: Should I ask her to leave?

    Regards wm
     
  5. Aug 28, 2006 #4
    If its big enough for you and you girlfriend then i am assuming that it is quite an easy fit and that neither of you are very fat. This would lead me to conclude that you would be able to fit at least 3 people in there comfortably but many more if you started putting anorexic people in.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2006 #5

    wm

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    That might not fit the experimental guide lines: we need to leave some room for Fun. Also: Local realists (and Fun) tend not to be anorexic.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2006 #6

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    This thread is pointless.
     
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