24 November 2008

Could Schrödinger's cat also have been a dog?


Ruben said...

Of course it could have been a dog or any other animal. The cat was just a metaphor to ridicule the conclusion of quantum mechanics: superposition.

Or did Schrödinger have a cat as pet he was really attached to? So that his point was more dramatic? More artistic!!

Dirk said...

I am a complete ignoramus on this matter.
But, a cat seems to me a better image of the Copenhagen interpretation as it is an unpredictable animal. What it will do depends on chance, in the popular mind. Contrastly (if that's a word), a dog can be ordered around, controlled, tamed.

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