Oct
11
2011

Schrödinger’s Cat

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    23 Responses to “Schrödinger’s Cat”

    1. Durka223 Says:

      3rd option: The powder explodes but the cat lives because it has flak jacket pro.

    2. triforceisthetruth Says:

      Is there any way I can download this for a school project on Schrödinger? It would be greatly appreciated!

    3. IamSimonMan Says:

      @Alfonso162008 OHHHHHH, then that makes a whole lot more sense. The idea in the end of the video about some other presence looking over us to determine our reality. I don’t claim to know the answer to this obviously, but it would seem that our world doesn’t function the same way opening a box to force an outcome on a cat works. As far as I know, our actions are triggered by such an event from an outside presence. I don’t expect anyone to have an answer to this, but it’s just a thought

    4. IamSimonMan Says:

      @flushnex Haha awesome, that’s around the same age I got interested in this stuff. Rock on! What exactly do you mean by “Nature” acting when you open the vault? Are you going by what @Alfonso162008 said about the killing mechanism being activated by opening the box, or are you referring to something else?

    5. Ancel4 Says:

      I still don’t get it.

    6. flushnex Says:

      @IamSimonMan “What exactly do you mean by “Nature” acting when you open the vault?”
      Your answer : 0:42

    7. Sooyeoniii Says:

      This explained more than I thought.
      I read about Shrodinger’s cat when I was 10, and I still enjoy the mind puzzling theory

    8. AngryJackC Says:

      Lovin’ the bass line.

    9. HaloCustomFilms Says:

      Quantum mechanics and TV had a child and called it FRINGE.

    10. falloutboy0403 Says:

      Playing WaW zombies
      Go to box
      Think about it for a minute.
      Every gun is available until I spend the points
      Every gun and one gun?
      Schrodinger’s zombie box?

    11. brictoni Says:

      looooooooooooooooooooooooooov this channel! ugh!

    12. johnkang2000 Says:

      Wait…I thought schridubger’s cat was an explanation for macroscopic and microscopic observation of radioactive decay. Replace the gunpowder with a mechanism containing an unstable radioisotope, now if this isotope undergoes decay it releases a poisonous gas that kills the cat, if it doesn’t than the cat is still alive. Now, there is 50/50 chance of the cat being alive, and taking this picture to a macroscopic level, we now have half life.

    13. TheComeBlaster Says:

      Exactly what ceberus said, whatever happened happened, just because we witness it doesn’t mean we made it happen. It’s an egotistical thing to think that we’re in control of what happens to that cat, even though there’s a 50/50 chance. So basically there is no 50/50 chance, its whatever we force to happen by looking?

    14. Gazmanaust Says:

      This quantum mechanics observation seems more philosophical then scientific.

    15. jccg040006 Says:

      @ceberusbotcatcher You can think of this in the opposite way. When we don’t look at the cat, we exist in 2 worlds at the same time. When we look, we are force to go into 1 of the 2 worlds.

    16. Desmonddd2002 Says:

      “Schrödinger preferred poisonous gas” lol WWII nazism much? Haha just joking i know he sed something about a radioactive isotope triggering the release of a poisonous gas

    17. 9906197439 Says:

      This means, “build the tent and say the world is dry, zoom the camera out and see the light.” isn’t it?

    18. MultiEclipse123 Says:

      @Durka223 You, sir, win 300 internets.

    19. CanyonRockCrawler Says:

      Mind = Blown!

    20. ceberusbotcatcher Says:

      @jccg040006 How can we possibly prove the existence of a multiverse, if we live in a single universe?

    21. TheSyuin Says:

      After Terry Pratchett: “After spending some time in the box, a cat can be either: alive, dead or bloody furious.”

    22. Spartans1ify Says:

      Put a hidden camera in the box that is resistant to the force created by the explosion of the bomb, and I think you should have your answer through the video received.

    23. Spartans1ify Says:

      *scratch out received, that was a typo

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