General

“ …The philosopher in the street, who has not suffered a course in quantum mechanics, is quite unimpressed by Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen correlations. He can point to many examples of similar correlations in everyday life. The case of Bertlmann’s socks is often cited. Dr. Bertlmann likes to wear two socks of different colours. Which colour he will have on a given foot on a given day is quite unpredictable. But when you see that the first sock is pink you can be already sure that the second sock will not be pink. Observation of the first, and experience of Bertlmann, gives immediate information about the second. There is no accounting for tastes, but apart from that there is no mystery here. And is not the EPR business just the same?…”

J. S. Bell, in “Bertlmann’s socks and the nature of reality”, Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics, Cambridge University Press

 Interviews with Gerhard Ecker and Reinhold Bertlmann by Gerlinde Fritz, Central Library of Physics: