A Quantum Embarrassment to Scientific American

The latest Scientific American lead article Was Einstein Wrong?: A Quantum Threat to Special Relativity is an odd duck. It almost (but never quite) does a fair job of describing some quite challenging aspects of quantum mechanics and its relation to locality in special relativity, and yet manages to completely disgrace itself (and the magazine’s editors) within its first paragraph by asserting that “radio waves propagate through the air” in an argument identifying the light-cone locality of special relativity with non-existence of action-at-a-distance.

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