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I continue to admire and respect Stuart Scheller, who’s the only person I know of who’s actually paid a price for stating his contravening opinion–in real time–on the Afghanistan withdrawal: https://www.facebook.com/stuart.scheller/.

In the intervening years, I’ve seen and read about how all Biden’s “Generals” gave him advice which contravened his eventual decision on the Afghanistan withdrawal.

Let’s talk about who threw whom under the bus.

And, by the way,

]]>Knowing next to nothing about any of this, I asked the internet.

http://scholarpedia.org/article/Bell%27s_theorem#Historical_background

The internet said (and I quote):

> John Bell’s interest in non-locality was triggered by his analysis of the problem of hidden variables in quantum theory and in particular by his learning about the de Broglie–Bohm1 “pilot-wave” theory (aka “Bohmian mechanics”2). Bell wrote that David “Bohm’s 1952 papers on quantum mechanics were for me a revelation. The elimination of indeterminism was very striking. But more important, it seemed to me, was the elimination of any need for a vague division of the world into ‘system’ on the one hand, and ‘apparatus’ or ‘observer’ on the other.”3

> In particular, learning about Bohm’s “hidden variables”4 theory helped Bell recognize the invalidity of the various “no hidden variables” theorems (by John von Neumann and others) which had been taken almost universally by physicists as conclusively establishing something like Niels Bohr’s Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory. Bohm’s pilot-wave theory was a clean counterexample, i.e., a proof-by-example that the theorems somehow didn’t rule out what they had been taken to rule out.

> This led Bell to carefully scrutinize those theorems. The result of this work was his paper “On the problem of hidden variables in quantum mechanics”.

And so on.

Sounds like you’re over the target zone.

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