Sunday, 11 March 2007

schrödinger's hatbox

imagine isaac newton, erwin schrödinger, and george berkeley standing around the cat box, discussing the cat's nature.

newton would say "a cat is a cat is a cat". schrödinger would speak of a 50:50 cat. and berkeley would claim that there was no cat at all, since nobody perceived it at that very moment.

the absolute cat, the potential cat, and the no-cat.

and upon opening the lid, what would they see?
a cat in a hat.


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