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October 1, 2003 2:10 PM   Subscribe

Schrödinger's famous theoretical kitty is one step closer to being/not being validated, revisiting some old conundrums and bright ideas.
posted by moonbird (9 comments total)
Just what I was looking for, but couldnt quite find...thankyou moonbird.
posted by Saddo at 4:03 PM on October 1, 2003

When we didn't know where to find my cat, we decided to put a bell on it. Problem solved. Who's the genius now, Schrodinger?
posted by Samsonov14 at 4:21 PM on October 1, 2003

But I thought this was supposed to be a thought experiment.

What are we going to do next, build a spaceship that can go the speed of light to see if you can walk from the back to the front of the ship at top speed?
posted by ilsa at 5:02 PM on October 1, 2003

There's a fine popular exposition of decoherence in David Lindley's _Where Does the Weirdness Go?_ [1996].
I just finished reading the book, and I learned a lot. If you want to understand more about why the cat is "alive/dead" for just only one moment of time (the third paragraph in the Nature News article), pay a visit to the local library.
posted by MzB at 6:19 PM on October 1, 2003

The best explanation of Schroedinger's cat: an epic poem courtesy of the Straight Dope.
posted by stefanie at 8:32 PM on October 1, 2003

But what of Schroedinger's fridge?
posted by drezdn at 10:50 PM on October 1, 2003

Schrödinger is dead.
posted by nofundy at 5:18 AM on October 2, 2003

No wait! He's not!
posted by soyjoy at 9:30 PM on October 2, 2003

Sorry, strike that, he is.

No, wait!

Hey, anyway... so if I'm reading right - this is a thought experiment being used to prove the viability of another thought experiment?
posted by soyjoy at 9:32 PM on October 2, 2003

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