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sionnach commented on the word schrödinger's cat
Wanted$10,000 reward.Schroedinger's Cat.Dead or Alive
September 20, 2009
Schroedinger, you should not have done thatThat "playing God" with a cat,Which, by the way, misterBelonged to your sisterThe next time please make it a rat.Said Schroedinger "poison is niftyTo dispose of this cat, God is thriftyWe can't tell if it diedTill we all peer insideAnd the odds are at just that, 50/50."The cat in the box still has growthOr it's dead, and infested with slothOne should not get unnervedTill the cat is observedIt's a superposition of both.So that is the way that you tell itLeave a cat in a box with a pelletShould the trigger let goThe poison will flowAnd you'll know the cat's dead when you smell it.Said Schroedinger, "let Physics advanceThough it might be kitty's last danceWhen we open the boxBe prepared for some shocksBut there's only a 50% chance."Said Schroedinger, "let's take a chanceThough it might be kitty's last dance.""The poor cat," he then joked"is alive, or it's croaked"But you can't know these things in advance.Said Schroedinger," isn't this fun"Shot a cat in a box with a gunI'll be sure it survives'Cause the cat has nine livesAnd I'll only be using just one."Found on the interwebs, courtesy of someone called Karen Reid.
artoparts commented on the word schrödinger's cat
See: Verschränkung and Heisenberg effect.
June 19, 2009
oroboros commented on the word schrödinger's cat
Cecil Adams explains quantum physics in an epic poem.
October 19, 2008
plethora commented on the word schrödinger's cat
bilby commented on the word schrödinger's cat
A description of the cat problem and, yes, a dead/alive cat simulator is here. I love these things. The Monty Hall simulators keep me busy for hours.
December 11, 2007