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Originally posted by Astyanax
Nah, you see, that's the thing, people focus on the cat.
If you open the box at exactly the half-life moment, for example, the probability of the cat being alive or dead is exactly fifty-fifty. But of course the only truly half-dead cats are metaphorical ones, so when you open the box Tabitha either leaps out looking for a catnip mouse...
...or has gone to her eternal reward.
That's the point. The 'collapse of the probability wave function.' Opening the box will result in the cat either being alive or dead to the guy who opened the box. To the cat, it's a different story.
Originally posted by undo
Doesn't observing the cat collapse the wave function? Ah well, if I'm wrong on that, I still have the fact I can have faith in the reality of things I can't see, like air, wind, you folks on the net. Same idea!
belief that is not based on proof:
Originally posted by JesusisTruth
yea, and many saints seen God.. and angels... how can you disprove that?
by saying they are delusional? Of course if it has to do with God they are delusional... you cannot disprove anything..
Psychiatry A false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness: delusions of persecution.