Re: Schrodinger's cat is out of the bag

From: Doug Jones (random@qnet.com)
Date: Thu Jan 20 2000 - 22:45:36 MST


Damien Broderick wrote:
>
> http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/n00-02.htm
>
> "We found that ...the influence of the
> environment on the delicate superposition quickly
> become a factor as you increase the distance between the
> two states of the atom. This dependence on separation
> tells us why itís impossible for us to see superpositions in
> our macro-sized world," explains David J. Wineland, a
> member of the NIST team.
>
> Damien

I always knew the Schrodinger's cat experiment was stupid- since the
apparatus that measures the decay is the observer, not the twit the put the
cat in the box in the first place. Willful ignorance doesn't enter the
issue.

The secular equivalent of angels dancing on the head of a pin. Sheesh.

--
Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace
http://www.xcor-aerospace.com



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