Bring It. .. Whoever made this is not familiar with the theory and hypotheses behind the experiment.
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User avatar #8 - catdownstairz (12/20/2013) [-]
Whoever made this is not familiar with the theory and hypotheses behind the experiment.
User avatar #61 to #8 - penileburglar (12/20/2013) [-]
Or is willing to sacrifice it to make a joke, given that they're on a website where anything funny *is* relevant.

Or maybe you were just making a really good Sheldon impersonation and I missed an obvious cue that you were doing so.
User avatar #22 to #8 - infinitereaper (12/20/2013) [-]
dude its just a joke
User avatar #19 to #8 - xdeathspawnx (12/20/2013) [-]
At this point because of the big Bang Theory, anything with a cat and a box is considered a Schrodinger's cat reference, whether it is relevant or not.
User avatar #25 to #19 - akho (12/20/2013) [-]
One of the arguments, if generalized, why education should be limited to public access...
#36 to #25 - ipostcp (12/20/2013) [-]
yeah, lets limit the public to achieve a higher education. i bet that will get us far.
User avatar #40 to #36 - akho (12/20/2013) [-]
Because a bunch of idiots are brought into play and the **** things up with their incompetence. That's why, you dumb **** .
User avatar #42 to #40 - captnnorway (12/20/2013) [-]
Nah, you educate them so they aren't stupid anymore. That's the obvious answer. It's like killing your kid because it can't speak and you want a society where everyone speaks.
User avatar #47 to #42 - akho (12/20/2013) [-]
It's the problem of natural capacities. You simply can't educate some people to be smart, hence, let those who are smart run things where intellect is necessary and others may run those things that require no such intellect.

The argument stems from utilitarian idea of maximization. That "we should give item X to the person who best can use X".

May I repeat myself that this is an ARGUMENT not my ******* OPINION.
User avatar #57 to #47 - captnnorway (12/20/2013) [-]
Nah it's an opinion, I can't do **** with economic ... So if I was forced to learn that I would barely pass. But in science I have much better chances of doing good. It's not like some people can't be smart, sure not everyone can understand sociology or science. That doesn't mean they are stupid, they might be much smarter than any of us on other fields. I can't imagine Einstein or Hawkins to run the national bank, but they are one of the smartest people who ever lived. Socrates said ignorance is the root to all evil, so by educating people in what they are good at.

Let me repeat myself, this is an opinion, as well as an argument. Those two are very much connected.
User avatar #58 to #57 - akho (12/20/2013) [-]
No, that was an opinion. The different between the two is that opinion may be whatever the **** you want and an argument has 1)justification 2) premises that work towards the conclusion.

I think what the line of argument I'm representing atm (it's not my opinion though, totally agree with the whole ignorance being root of all evil) is that, alike in Plato's State, that the best of us should rule the rest of us. That form of state is known as rule by philosopher kings.
#34 to #25 - Bluemistake ONLINE (12/20/2013) [-]
Education not being accessible by everyone would literally go against everything the world's been working towards for quite some time.
#15 - tsubakicomplex (12/20/2013) [-]
that cat is gorgeous
#5 - trystanvierra (12/20/2013) [-]
What the hell kind of cat is that? Looks like a ******* tiger... I want it, but...
User avatar #10 to #5 - soule (12/20/2013) [-]
Toyger.
User avatar #33 - crustydingleberry (12/20/2013) [-]
OMFG SCIENCE LE BIG BOONIE TEE VEE SHOW I LIKE NERDS LIKE ME I WHERE GLAYSES AND REED HARRIS POTHER BOOKS LIKE THE LE MEMES TELL ME TO DO EX DEE XDXDXDXD TEP LUL IM SO CLEVER LE SHRINGDINGERS PUSSY M8
User avatar #48 - askafj (12/20/2013) [-]
Schrodinger's theory isn't about the cat dying.
It's about wether the cat will die or not
#32 - Rascal (12/20/2013) [-]
that is a beautiful cat.
#46 - addmind (12/20/2013) [-]
thumb if you get the reference from Big Bang Theory
User avatar #51 to #46 - tobage (12/20/2013) [-]
troll harder
#23 - zerodate (12/20/2013) [-]
But why would you say **** me?
#39 to #23 - seras (12/20/2013) [-]
SCHRÖDINGER!!!
#30 to #23 - coustify (12/20/2013) [-]
Ah, the return of the why-boner. With a vengeance!
#4 - fjanony (12/19/2013) [-]
Are you familiar with the Schrodinger's cat experiment?
User avatar #7 to #4 - silverzepher (12/20/2013) [-]
once you put a cat in a box you don't know if it is alive or dead until you open the box?
#26 to #7 - akho (12/20/2013) [-]
*******		 retard
******* retard
User avatar #9 to #7 - soule (12/20/2013) [-]
No. You put a cat in a box with a decaying radioactive particle. Then, because of the principles of radioactive decay, the cat inside the box is both alive and dead at the same time.
User avatar #16 to #9 - TheMather ONLINE (12/20/2013) [-]
Incorrect. You put a cat in a box with a vial of nervegas triggered by the decay of a radioactive particle. Because redioactive decay is completely impossible to predict whether or not the nervegas has been released, meaning that it's impossible to know whether the cat is living or dead without opening the box. Thus according to quantum theory, the cat is in a quantum state that is everything from living to dead until such a time that the box is opened and its fixed state is determined through being witnessed.
User avatar #29 to #16 - luthervonappledorf (12/20/2013) [-]
It's called Superposition and it also works with or without the radioactive particle and nerve gas because without observing said matter it is impossible to determine its state one way or the other, therefore it can only be described as being in all possible states at once.
User avatar #21 to #16 - flnonymousseven ONLINE (12/20/2013) [-]
okay, so, real talk, I never quite understood the fanaticism behind this... parable. Is it meant to be taken seriously? was this a real experiment? is it not under stood that the cat would, in fact, be alive or dead? and that just because a person isn't certain of something doesn't mean that there hasn't been a definitive outcome? I feel like I'm gonna get **** for trying to question such a well understood theory. but to me it doesn't make sense on a very basic level. if you rigged a wireless heart monitor to the cat, you could determine the exact moment of it's death.
User avatar #27 to #21 - TheMather ONLINE (12/20/2013) [-]
The quantum principle was only meant to be applied on a particular level, specifically regarding electrons which have both a wave and a particle state. Schrödinger made up this experiment to mock it.
User avatar #31 to #27 - flnonymousseven ONLINE (12/20/2013) [-]
oh.... that makes a bit more sense now. I've been interpreting it literally this whole time.
User avatar #18 to #16 - soule (12/20/2013) [-]
Yeah, thanks for clearing that up. Always been rather confusing to me.
User avatar #11 to #9 - soule (12/20/2013) [-]
Also, **** The Big Bang Theory.
User avatar #35 to #11 - frutus ONLINE (12/20/2013) [-]
How does it feel to base your opinions of what everybody else thinks? Sheep.
User avatar #49 to #35 - palinomana (12/20/2013) [-]
or maybe he actually doesn't like big bang theory because he doesn't think it's funny? How does it feel to be a douche on the internet?
User avatar #55 to #35 - animedudej (12/20/2013) [-]
i am against blind hatred towards television shows (insert MLP/DBZ joke here) however we have to learn to accept that people have differing opinions from us
#37 to #35 - Rascal (12/20/2013) [-]
''Sheep''
Found the fedora atheist.
User avatar #38 to #37 - frutus ONLINE (12/20/2013) [-]
How original of you. Yeah, I'm an atheist. But I do not own a fedora nor would I ever wear one. Tbh, I've never seen someone wearing a fedora over here in Sweden, except for old guys thinking a hat makes them interesting. Btw, what was your point?
User avatar #41 to #38 - xortrox (12/20/2013) [-]
>anon
>why bother
User avatar #63 to #41 - frutus ONLINE (12/21/2013) [-]
Yeah I made a mistake I suppose.
User avatar #64 to #63 - xortrox (12/21/2013) [-]
You did something human, I doubt you will ever reply to an anon again thus you learned from it at least.
User avatar #65 to #64 - frutus ONLINE (12/21/2013) [-]
That was beautiful and inspiring.
#62 to #38 - Rascal (12/20/2013) [-]
Not owning a fedora doesn't mean you're not a ******** whom thinking he's superior.
#56 to #35 - retepraamrod (12/20/2013) [-]
BBT just puts down high school science and math knowledge and passes it off as a joke without proper comedic setup. It also makes people who are educated in these things appear to be awkward nerds.
User avatar #12 to #9 - silverzepher (12/20/2013) [-]
i can't remember what one it was that you lock a cat in a lead box and can't tell weather the cat is dead or alive without opening the box, i think it showed up in tales of xillia, but i can't remember.
User avatar #13 to #12 - soule (12/20/2013) [-]
Not really sure about that one, bud. Also very interesting, though.
User avatar #14 to #13 - silverzepher (12/20/2013) [-]
why was i thinking cat, it was howe's egg principal. if you put a egg in a lead box and do nothing to it, and when you open the box it is crushed, the cause must have come from the egg itself.
User avatar #53 to #9 - dreigamos (12/20/2013) [-]
hey, i'm just wondering how dies that work? is it because you don't now whether or not the radioactive particle has enough radiation in it to kill the cat before it becomes too small or something?

I'm just curious
User avatar #24 to #9 - Crusader (12/20/2013) [-]
I always thought that it was a cat put in a box with poison and because you don't know the state of something until you observe it, you can't say whether the cat is dead or alive unless it is observed therefore until it is observed the cat exists in both states, both alive and dead.
#60 - colincub (12/20/2013) [-]
But does anyone give a hoot about Thorndikes cat?   
   
Noooooooooo
But does anyone give a hoot about Thorndikes cat?

Noooooooooo
User avatar #54 - chaossniper ONLINE (12/20/2013) [-]
did anybody actually try and do the shrodinger experiment
User avatar #52 - jukuku (12/20/2013) [-]
The worst thing is that people take it literally and honestly think that it isn't causal.

Quantum physics only apply to sub-atomic particles.
User avatar #50 - tobage (12/20/2013) [-]
schrödinger*
#44 - Rascal (12/20/2013) [-]
And then it turns out that Schrodinger is actually George RR Martin
User avatar #43 - skrillskrill (12/20/2013) [-]
who else learned what schrodingers cat was because of the big bang theory
User avatar #20 - Temperance (12/20/2013) [-]
But he never died...

...or did he?
User avatar #17 - kbpilottl (12/20/2013) [-]
INCLUDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE include
#3 - furryflava (12/19/2013) [-]
awww it looks like a toyger kitty~!
User avatar #1 - deescalation ONLINE (12/19/2013) [-]
He both survived, and didn't survive
User avatar #45 to #1 - palinomana (12/20/2013) [-]
actually it's neither until we opened the box, but we didn't open the box, the cat got out, thus voiding the experiment and making it just a cat in a box
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