Even Using Quantum Mechanics, The Paradoxical Kitty Can’t Figure Out Anything The Democrats Said At Last Night’s Debate.
Schrödinger’s Cat – Dummy Level Explanation
The new theory being that if kitty murders you, you will not be able to put him in a box with poison, therefore he will be simultaneously alive while you, most regrettably, and most demonstrably, are very dead.
Schrödinger’s Cat: a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. … The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when one looks in the box, one sees the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and dead.
Schrödinger’s cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects. The scenario presents a cat that may be simultaneously both alive and dead, a state known as a quantum superposition, as a result of being linked to a random subatomic event that may or may not occur. The thought experiment is also often featured in theoretical discussions of the interpretations of quantum mechanics. Schrödinger coined the term Verschränkung (entanglement) in the course of developing the thought experiment.