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Originally posted by nazgarn
Maybe I'm just dumb...
The cat is neither dead nor alive to the protaganist's perspective. In reality it is either dead or alive. I just don't get it. Anyone got anything that will allow my brain to bring forth a suitable paradox? Read a lot on quantam mechanics never have got it tho.
Originally posted by slank
Isn't it based on the idea that some states of matter, such as the particular excitement state of a single electron orbital is/can-be affected by a single photon that it becomes impossible to see/observe what that state is without knowing if the photon used to observe caused/changed the state itself or not?
That there is some underlying minimum discrete granularity/particle/energy-packet size to everything in the Universe. In otherwords a single photon [the smallest thing we know of] is too gross a thing to use in observing the finest details of the Universe.
Originally posted by slankIm not sure about the Cat thing though. For the state of the cat to be indeterminate, it would, i believe have to exist [not exist?] outside of time. First of all Cats themselves are observers so the Cat will observe its living existence up to and until it is extinguished. Schrodinger's cat implies that only humans can observe the Universe, which is arrogant to a point of being silly.
Originally posted by horten229v3
...Also about the twin-slit experiment, doesn't light travel in waves? so when it goes through the slit, because its travels in waves- it doesnt just go straight through but it creates an inference pattern on the back screen. I just think that when the theory is put in that light (lol) it becomes clearer to ones perception.