Friday, October 12, 2012

Quantum Romney

Schrödinger's Cat Romney: A cat Mitt Romney, a flask of poison a news camera, and a radioactive source an undecided voter are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects radioactivity movement by the undecided voter, the flask is shattered the camera is turned on, releasing the poison that kills the cat causing Romney to state either a severely conservative or moderate position for the undecided voter. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat Romney is simultaneously alive and dead conservative and moderate. Yet, when we look in the box, we see the cat Romney either alive or dead, not both alive and dead conservative or moderate, not both conservative and moderate.


1 comment:

Jim Donahue said...

GAH! I just watched Wednesday night's "The Daily Show" and was surprised to see a Schrödinger's cat joke. I swear this wasn't a copycat post.