Monday, September 26th, 2011
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Is Imaginary Cat Imaginary Dead?


If you've never quite understood the Schrödinger's cat experiment, maybe this animated explanation will help you. Or maybe not; I still don't get it. But, you know, it's quantum mechanics, I'm not gonna beat myself up about it too much. All I know is that if a cat's in that box, there is probably a bunch of cat crap in there as well. And this is why I am not a scientist.

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The New York Times reports that the cat seems to have died from the gunpowder.

Annie K. (#3,563)

Well ok then. But really, if you don't already get it and I don't either, then the guy went too fast and too densely, and communication didn't happen.

melis (#1,854)

You've never heard of Chaos theory? Non-linear equations? Strange attractors? Dr. Sattler, I refuse to believe you're not familiar with the concept of attraction.

A: Unstable gunpowder and cats in bunkers.

Q: What are the first two line items on Michele Bachmann's proposed defense budget?

ejcsanfran (#489)

"My cat's name is Mittens."

HiredGoons (#603)

I cleaned the litter box in a parallel universe, mom.

With apologies to Bauhaus:

The cat is both alive and dead,
undead undead undead
etc.

I did not enjoy that.

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