posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 12:46 AM
I was bored last night and ended up developing an interesting thought experiment. Let's quantify the life of an animal (ala Schrodinger's Cat) and
measure when exactly it stops living relative to a fixed point it is moving past. Basically, did the cat die before, after, or as it entered a room
and are all three possible in the same scenario?
For this experiment, let us entangle the final point that is outside the room and the last moment which the cat could be considered alive, thus
leaving pre-existing momentum as the only variable that can influence our "observation".
(Birth)----------(Last moment of life)(Indeterminate value)(Death)---->
This establishes a difference between the last moment said cat is alive and the moment it can be considered dead. Upon being considered dead, the
cat's "life" maintains a value that will not change indefinitely. Inbetween these two finite values is an area of data that might favor one or the
other yet cannot be determined to be either. Simply put, the cat has stopped producing the energy required for it to live but there is a residual
energy that has not yet dispersed thus leaving it to be in both and neither statuses at the same time. Is that gray area relevant to the experiment?
Let's find out.
(Outside)--------(Edge of Outside)(Indeterminate midpoint)(Inside)---->
Again, a difference is made between the last point that can be accurately described as outside and the point at which inside the room begins. Once
inside, the status of being inside remains constant just like being dead reamins constant.
Now, let's take into account all three possible scenarios:
1. The cat's residual energy runs out (death status) while its body is moving past the indeterminate midpoint. So it died BEFORE entering the
2. The cat's residual energy runs out exactly as it reaches the first point of inside the room. Entanglement remains as it dies AS it enters
the room so neither the cat's life nor the room's barrier can be differentiated in relation to one another.
3. The cat's residual energy run's out after it passes both the indeterminate midpoint and the initial point of being inside. So it died
AFTER it entered the room.
If we had an exact measurement of the cat's momentum as it was entangled to the outer edge of the outside of a room, we could say with confidence
which of the three scenarios unfolded however, without an "as it happened" observation, we would always find a dead cat inside a room with only
enough evidence to support scenario 3 and no evidence to support scenarios 1 or 2 yet as you see here, all three are equally plausible and only one
What all this means is simple. The laws of physics happen regardless of a conscious observation. Despite our inability to locate an electron with
precision, it is only in one place at one time. It doesn't have any "uncertainty" about where it was, where it is, or where it is going. It follows
laws that govern its existence without fail. If you have a theory that states it can sometimes "break" your theoretical laws, your theoretical laws