posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 03:05 PM
I think information solves the riddle of Schrodinger's cat but the answer poses more questions.
Schrodinger's cat is not in a state of superposition because of decoherence. Information about the state of the cat gets entangled with the
enviroment before the observer opens the box. So nature will cause the state of the cat to decohere into a live cat or dead cat. This occurs because
the cat is a macroscopic vs microscopic. It's easier for big objects to become entangled with the enviroment vs smaller objects like subatomic
particles that can stay in a state of superposition.
This raises more questions because you can't connect decoherence to choice. So the observer makes a choice to open the box. Maybe he calls his wife
first or he eats lunch before he opens the box. The choice of the observer is seperate from natures measurement through decoherence.
This shows a seperation between the body and the mind. We know for instance we can put a fullerene in a state of superposition. We also see this with
They were trying to establish exactly how organic photosynthesis approaches 95% efficiency, whereas the most sophisticated human solar cells
operate at only half that. What they discovered is nothing short of remarkable. Using femtosecond lasers to follow the movement of light energy
through a photosynthetic bacterial cell, Engel et al. observed the energy traveling along every possible direction at the same time. Instead of
following a single trajectory like the electrons on a silicon chip, the energy in photosynthesis explores all of its options and collapses the quantum
process only after the fact, retroactively “deciding” upon the most efficient pathway.
So your consciousness is seperate from your material body. Your material body takes all paths and then instinct is the efficient path but we have a
conscious that can make a different choice.
For instance, look at sociopaths. They are successful because they operate on instinct without conscious. They can blend in as politicians, on Wall
Street or in the community.
So instinct may say have everyone take mandatory physicals every year when they turn 50 and if they are sick kill them. This will control populations
and save on healthcare.
A person with a conscious like myself will say, that's absurd because a person at age 50 has a right to life just like a person who's 20 years
So I think you have this difference between choice and measurement, body and mind or insinct and consciousness.
Consciousness has to exist outside of the material body.
[edit on 17-11-2009 by Matrix Rising]