Christian, Joy (2024) Bell's Theorem Begs the Question. [Preprint]
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I demonstrate that Bell's theorem is based on circular reasoning and thus a fundamentally flawed argument. It unjustifiably assumes the additivity of expectation values for dispersionfree states of contextual hidden variable theories for noncommuting observables involved in Belltest experiments, which is tautologous to assuming the bounds of ±2 on the BellCHSH sum of expectation values. Its premises thus assume in a different guise the bounds of ±2 it sets out to prove. Once this oversight is ameliorated from Bell's argument by identifying the impediment that leads to it and local realism is implemented correctly, the bounds on the BellCHSH sum of expectation values work out to be ±2√2 instead of ±2, thereby mitigating the conclusion of Bell's theorem. Consequently, what is ruled out by any of the Bell test experiments is not local realism but the linear additivity of expectation values, which does not hold for noncommuting observables in any hidden variable theories to begin with.
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Keywords:  Bell’s theorem, local realism, BellCHSH inequalities, quantum correlations, Belltest experiments, EPR paradox  
Subjects:  Specific Sciences > Physics Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics 

Depositing User:  Dr. Joy Christian  
Date Deposited:  29 Jan 2024 16:23  
Last Modified:  29 Jan 2024 16:23  
Item ID:  23023  
Official URL:  https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2302.09519  
DOI or Unique Handle:  10.48550/arXiv.2302.09519  
Subjects:  Specific Sciences > Physics Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics 

Date:  24 January 2024  
URI:  https://philsciarchive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/23023 
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