...a Thought Experiment.

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...a Thought Experiment.

Post by munsi » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:46 am

If the isotope decays, the cat dies, if not it lives, and there’s no way to be certain which until the box is opened and the cat observed.

If it’s dead, good.

If not, the box is rigged with explosives, there are snipers on the nearby rooftop and, worst case, I am myself heavily armed.

There’s a 50/50 chance the isotope decays, but I promise you, once observed, the cat’s not making it out alive.

Because there are two lessons to be learned today.

One: something about quantum mechanics.

The other: There’s more than one way to kill Schrodinger’s Cat.

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Re: ...a Thought Experiment.

Post by Cwpants » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:09 pm

Hahahaha! I adore this! Thank you for sharing!!
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Re: ...a Thought Experiment.

Post by Flintknapper » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:59 pm

is it sad that I have only heard of Schodringers cat because of the big bang theory.

In any event, this is an excellent drabble. I could see this one going on the show. The delivery and pacing is spot on.

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Re: ...a Thought Experiment.

Post by munsi » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:35 am

Flintknapper wrote:is it sad that I have only heard of Schodringers cat because of the big bang theory
not sad to me. i knew it as an explanation of the observer principal in psyche rather than anything regarding quantum physics for about a decade. you can really only be expected to know the specific sciences you've studied, and there are too damn many to know them all :P

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Post by DoctorBanzai » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:39 pm

Brilliant, Munsi. A thoroughly enterataining tale of kitty murder.

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:44 am

Dear Munsi,

You need help.

Love,

ROU

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Post by strawman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:40 am

ROU loves the Drabblecats
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: ...a Thought Experiment.

Post by dbennett » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:21 pm

I love it!
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