Monday, August 12, 2013

Cartoon - Roll Over, Erwin Schrödinger -- Your Cat Story is Stupid

"Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life of Austrian physicist and Nobel Prize winner Erwin Schrödinger (August 12, 1887 — January 4, 1961), a founder of quantum physics who used cats to explain things long before Internet cat videos became cool."

Nice! And here is mine. Happy 147th birthday, Schrödinger, or 233rd birthday -- or however vastly old you'd be, if it was possible you'd be alive today. Or even want to be alive today. Which always confused me, on how they keep celebrating birthdays of certain celebrities and famous people, as if they'd still be alive now.

And I also wondered how long you'd realistically be able leave any normal cat in a box, before you'd basically know the cat was going to be dead, no matter what simultaneous state it theoretically be in. You know what I mean? Cats fuck with everything. You can't blame the cat.

Not to be overly critical, but I think Schrödinger's cat story is stupid, and it always was stupid. But professors have been telling it for so long to students, and expecting them to know it, we pretend it makes sense. Why not a baby with a flamethrower, or a walrus with a hand-grenade?

Well, nevermind! Drink up! Three cheers to Erwin Schrödinger! Nobel Prize winner Erwin Schrödinger, alive! Yes! Nobel Prize winner Erwin Schrödinger, dead! I heard he was master of Kung-Fu too. Too bad he didn't give us some snappy Kung-Fu analogies.

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