posted on Jun, 12 2005 @ 12:51 PM
This problem is that the observation itself interferes with the 'state' of the cat. The problem crops up in Quantum physics because you can't
measure the 'state' of an electron with a device - say an electron microscope (bad example, but you get the idea) - without something (photons,
particles, etc.) interacting with the electron during the measurement and changing something. So, in effect, it's the observation that actually
creates the state of the electron at the time of observation.
Oddly, they've found this holds true even when the observation has no direct physical interaction with the particle/photon being observed. Is it the
effect of the 'spooky' realm cluttered with things like global consciousness, quantum entanglement, ESP, etc? The cause is unknown, but it's been
They describe this as having particles in limbo - like having every state at once but with the probability of having certain states when measured -
then, at the time of observation, the uncertainty collapses and the state of the particle becomes known.