posted on Dec, 9 2005 @ 04:35 PM
It's important to note that the Schrodenger's cat thought experiment relied heavily on Copenhagen's model of the universe. That is to say, if
something isn't and can't be measured, it doesn't exist. So, essentially, if you're sleeping alone and no one is observing you, you, according to
Copenhagen’s model, don't exist. That's what the conundrum with the cat was. The radioactive atom may or may not have killed the cat. There is no
way to measure it, so Copenhagen's model states that the cat is in both states. Is it true? Ask the cat.
Einstein was a strong opponent to Copenhagen's model, believing there to be something unmeasured as of yet impacting the spin of a particle. This is
where Einstein's famous statement, "God doesn't play dice" came from. The full context of the quote was that Einstein was saying he disagreed with
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle because, while it's difficult to get a look at God's cards, He does not play dice. Having a universe run on
probability instead of action/reaction would be playing dice, not cards.
It's interesting to note, too, that according to Copenhagen's model, there is a force that travels faster than the speed of light. In an experiment
to prove Hesienberg's uncertainty principle, a particle with no spin was hit in such a way to cause two particles to fly off of it. Since the
original particle had no spin, the total spin of the two particles coming off of it must equal zero, as well. Meaning, each particle has opposite
spin. According to Copenhagen, the spin of one particle doesn't exist until the other particle's spin is measured. As soon as the one particle's
spin is established as, say, up spin, the other particle, no matter how far away in our 4 dimensions, instantly obtains the opposite spin.
Now, how this relates to God's existence beyond the sheer beauty of particle physics and quantum mechanics, I don't know...