Time, Finite Statistics, and Bell's Fifth Position
Abstract
I discuss three issues connected to Bell's theorem and BellCHSHtype experiments: time and the memory loophole, finite statistics (how wide are the error bars Under Local Realism), and the question of whether a loopholefree experiment is feasible, a surprising omission on Bell's list of four positions to hold in the light of his results. Levy's (1935) theory of martingales, and Fisher's (1935) theory of randomization in experimental design, take care of time and of finite statistics. I exploit a (classical) computer network metaphor for local realism to argue that Bell's conclusions are independent of how one likes to interpret probability, and give a critique of some recent antiBellist literature.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 January 2003
 arXiv:
 arXiv:quantph/0301059
 Bibcode:
 2003quant.ph..1059G
 Keywords:

 Quantum Physics;
 Mathematics  Probability;
 Mathematics  Statistics Theory
 EPrint:
 28 pages