Talk:Schrödinger's cat

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Another possibility[edit]

The cat teleports itself (as many cats can) out of the box/totally ignores the poison. (talk) 16:08, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Or even (SFW) Mr Larrington (talk) 23:53, 9 October 2022 (UTC)


that is all Scream!! (talk) 10:28, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Bobby Ewing[edit]

... is another example of a Schrodinger's cat character. (talk) 16:00, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

It is for me, I never saw that episode. Sophiebecause liberals 17:15, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Difference between the human eye, a Geiger counter et cetera[edit]

Regarding this passage:

“Under most interpretations of quantum mechanics, there is nothing special about human eyes that make the universe want to collapse on itself and decide what a wavefunction is going to be!”

Isn’t the assumption that it’s the human mind (or more specifically, attention) which causes the wave function to collapse, not the eye? Since a Geiger counter presumably has no mind of its own it wouldn’t collapse the wave function by registering an emission. I mean that still leaves us with the cat as a possible observer so a preferable experiment (a less controversial one, too, I reckon) would consist of a vase and a dangling hammer and thus a vase that might be both broken and whole at the same time. -- (talk) 10:00, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

I don't think the distinction between "eye" and "mind" is really made among people who take the experiment literally. The idea that consciousness is what collapses wavefunctions (if you want to take that interpretation at face value and correct) is widely believed by people who study QM seriously, either. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 17:18, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

The musical version[edit]

Is Oh Christmas Tree/Tannenbaum and The Red Flag. Anna Livia (talk) 11:15, 25 December 2017 (UTC)