• Question: are you aware of shrodingers cat?

    Asked by La Mutant Angel to Jim on 15 Mar 2016.
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      Jim Barrett answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      I am! Schroedingers cat is a way of thinking about one of the weirder results in a subject called quantum mechanics.

      The idea is that you don’t know what a particle is doing until you look at it, but more than that, before you look at it, it’s doing many different things at the same time!

      If the particle is a cat instead, then before you look at it the cat is alive, dead, reciting shakespeare, playing xbox, all at once!