Schrödinger's Mistake

I was watching a bunch of squirrels snorking down birdseed and I realized that Schrödinger made a big mistake when articulating his famous thought expirement about the cat. People were excited by the thought of cats being dead or alive, instead of thinking about what he was saying. If Schrödinger had rephrased it a little differently, people the world over would have understood it immediately.

Schrödinger should have used an example everyone could relate to. In particular, he should have said, "If you leave children alone in a room with a hammer, whether they are behaving or misbehaving will depend on if someone is observing them." Parents would have nodded knowingly, and the world either would or would not have immediately embraced quantum mechanics.

Text copyright 1997 by Wayne Morrison, all rights reserved.

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