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# Comment on “A classical model of EPR Experiment with Quantum Mechanical Correlations and Bell Inequalities”

## Abstract

In my talk, I have claimed that the following statement brings the essence of Bell’s theorem : “*It is impossible to mimick the quantum mechanical predictions for the EPR correlations, with a reasonable classical-looking model, in the spirit of Einstein’s ideas*”. Then Azim Barut disputed this statement. He did so in what would be the most decisive way, that is to say by exhibiting a counter-example, I must say that I would be completely convinced that I am wrong if somebody could make a classical model (i.e. following the laws of classical physics) mimicking *all* the quantum mechanical predictions for the E.P.R. correlations. But I intend to show here that it is not the case for Barut’s model, for the following reasons:

- 1)
the first version of his model is classical, but doesn’t mimick at all an E.P.R. type experiment;

- 2)
by reinterpretation we can get a model that

*does mimick*the experiment, but this model is no longer “reasonable classical looking” since it involves negative probabilities.

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