posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 03:52 PM
The cat highlights the absurdity of stating a particle can be in many states at once. A DUH factor for anyone with half a brain. Unfortunately some
physicists lose all sight of common sense when they have to say "I don't know". What they don't know is when the atom (in the cats box) will
decay. They state that it is both and it is only when they "measure" it by opening the box the state is known. Needless to say this has resulted in
all sorts of nonsensical theories........and all because they forgot that Schroedinger knew the cat was either dead OR alive but NOT both!
Everything is an observer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sharp intake of breathe. It is only people with obscure philosophical ideas who come out with the
theories that sensient beings (ourselves) can only be observers and thus it is we that are the cause of multiverses which did not exist before we
became self aware (Honest that is one of the wackiest idiotic theories ever).
Back to the cat. The atom has either decayed or not BEFORE the box is opened. The cat knows
. . . if its alive.
Take a trillion boxes and a half life of 1 hour and I can guarantee that 500billion cats will be dead in an hour a further 250billion an hour after
that and 125billion more after 3 hours of experiment etc etc. What I can't say is which ones.
Thats the macro/classical/large object situation
Take one cat and there is no way of knowing, with an hour to go, whether it will be alive or not. Worse than that the very act of measuring the atom
to get every known property will in itself affect the atom and thus may change the outcome which we never knew anyway !!!
That's the quantum situation.
Given that that is what is happening can you now work out some of the other absurdities physicists toy with, again those physicists keep forgetting
shrodinger KNEW his cat was alive or dead and instead use it as an explanation of the quantum world DUH!....oh and get funding....oh and publish
articles in New Scientist
FYI, In theory, according to quantum mechanics, all the particles in the table you are sitting at could vibrate in exactly the same direction and thus
the whole table could fly upwards. But if you remember the cat you will realise that would be the same as taking a trillion trillion cats and
miraculously managing to pick every single dead one without opening a single box.
In theory you can win every single lottery in the world every week for your whole life and the odds would still be far shorter than the table leaping
into the air.