Schrodingers cat - Thinking outside the box.

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This short article is for the purpose of a hidden moral behind the experiment that Schrodinger did himself in 1935, and one that i myself did not too many weeks ago.

Submitted: August 24, 2012

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Submitted: August 24, 2012



As did Schrödinger with his cat, i decided to conduct an experiment that would take science, theory and an acknowledgment of simple quotes to see if i would stumble upon the same conclusion as Schrödinger himself. You may be sitting their thinking to yourself what on earth is he talking about, well let me explain i took a simple ordinary box, but if you are aware of Schrödinger believe me there is no poison included in my experiment. Anyway i allocated to the box a white sheet and placed above it a jar of red paint with a timer upon it that would, at a random time, release the paint from the jar spilling over the white cloth. Now once i ceiled the box i asked a friend what colour the sheet was inside the box he replied, “i don’t know, i cannot see it” therefore we can safely come to the conclusion that the sheet inside the box (until opened) can be thought of as both white and red.

Just to clarify any suspicious minds out there, i opened the box after 24 hours and the cloth was still white, as the timer was broken.

The fact that an unknown situation going on in a box, can boggle many scientific minds even today is quite an extraordinary thing. In 1935 there were many influential and excitable things happening such as Howard Hughes, flying the Hughes H-1 Racer, setting an airspeed record of 352mph. yet people were so interested in a man who decided to put his cat in a box with poison.

Don’t simple think i am rambling on i didn’t do this for the experiment, as a person who takes a deep interest in quantum physics and string theory, i have no initial interest in such experiment. No, what i instead wanted to show, both from the experiment and this paper, is that there is a moral behind it and this moral is not thought of by a lot of people. I personally think that as Schrödinger put a cat’s life at stake for this experiment, the moral should at least be recognised and maybe used in situations that could trouble you in your lives.

The moral of this whole story is one that i as an individual thought of in a situation, “If one wants to know, one must open the box.”

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