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#6 - goll (06/17/2013) [-]
User avatar #24 to #6 - weniscake (06/17/2013) [-]
i don't understand this, shrodingers cat. ready for red thumbs
User avatar #46 to #24 - tragono **User deleted account** (06/17/2013) [-]
To elaborate on what Halor said, It was a thought experiment to point out how absurd quantum theory is. There is the cat there, and the cat knows whether or not s/he is alive. Furthermore, some theories about extra temporal dimensions suggest that there are alternate realities, some of which the cat is dead, others in which the cat is alive. The higher percentage of realities contain a dead cat, the more "Likely" it is for the cat to be dead.
User avatar #33 to #24 - halor (06/17/2013) [-]
to elaborate on what vilememory was saying before his allergies meds kicked in, the experiment involved placing a cat inside of a sealed box with a vial of deadly poison, now due to the fact you cannot see or hear what was going on inside the box, the cat would be considered both dead and alive until the box was opened to see if it had broken the vial
User avatar #48 to #33 - wastelandgunner ONLINE (06/17/2013) [-]
Actually, the theory stated that you place a cat in a box with a geiger-counter that had a hammer attached to it and a vial of poison. Now, the quantum theory states that photons(?) are both decayed and healthy at the same time. If one decays it lets out a small burst of radiation, setting off the geiger-counter, turning the hammer, smashing the vial, and killing the cat. But, since photons are both at the same time, the cat is both alive and dead at the same time, a conclusion on the cat's health not being made until the box is opened again.

If I made any mistakes, FJ, help me to revise.
User avatar #59 to #48 - halor (06/18/2013) [-]
i knew there was radiation involved somewhere, figured that it was an altered version of the theory
User avatar #28 to #24 - vilememory (06/17/2013) [-]
It is a thought experiment, basically a cat in a box with some poison. You don't know if the cat is dead or alive until you open the box. Which does something, I'm hopped up on allergy medication but that is a good start. Seek knowledge and broaden your horizon, I'm going to pass out. My kittens will probably eat me while I sleep, or try I tend to roll around a lot when I sleep.
#41 to #28 - smokingman (06/17/2013) [-]
Just pretend the caption says "we'll start from the soft parts"
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