I argue that our judgements regarding the locally causal models that are compatible with a given constraint implicitly depend, in part, on the context of inquiry. It follows from this that certain quantum no-go theorems, which are particularly striking in the traditional foundational context, have no force when the context switches to a discussion of the physical systems we are capable of building with the aim of classically reproducing quantum statistics. I close with a general discussion of the possible implications of this for our understanding of the limits of classical description, and for our understanding of the fundamental aim of physical investigation.

  • 1 Introduction

  • 2 No-Go Results

    • 2.1 The CHSH inequality

    • 2.2 The GHZ equality

  • 3 Classically Simulating Quantum Statistics

    • 3.1 GHZ statistics

    • 3.2 Singlet statistics

  • 4 What Is a Classical Computer Simulation?

  • 5 Comparing the All-or-Nothing GHZ with Statistical (In)equalities

  • 6 General Discussion

  • 7 Conclusion

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