The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

May 8, 2005


Cat taC


Set up the Schrodinger experiment as before. The cat-space contains food,
a cat-box, water, a place to sleep, all comfort comforting. Conduct the
experiment. Wait two weeks, check the result, then open the box. The cat
is either dead or alive. What about the cat? If the cat has died, surely
it would have died with the arrival of the particle. Naturally the cat
would have decayed. If the measurement implies consciousness, then
consciousness is retroactive, an absurdity. If the cat is alive, the same.
Say it is the consciousness of a cat; use a plant, with lights, water, a
happy atmosphere. If dead, then wilted; if alive, the same. Conduct the
experiment with a mixing of viscous liquids. It takes weeks for full
mixture. How far have we gone in two weeks? Either partial mixture or
none. We assume in these cases the quantum measurement is automated;
conscious doesn't enter into it until later. We assume we are simply
reading an earlier result. If the jump occurs only at the time of reading,
then we know the mix has been in abeyance. If it occurs earlier, there's a
problem. What is the problem in case A? What is the problem in case B?
problem. What is the problem in case A? What is the problem in case B?
then we know the mix has been in abeyance. If it occurs earlier, there's a
reading an earlier result. If the jump occurs only at the time of reading,
conscious doesn't enter into it until later. We assume we are simply
none. We assume in these cases the quantum measurement is automated;
mixture. How far have we gone in two weeks? Either partial mixture or
experiment with a mixing of viscous liquids. It takes weeks for full
happy atmosphere. If dead, then wilted; if alive, the same. Conduct the
Say it is the consciousness of a cat; use a plant, with lights, water, a
consciousness is retroactive, an absurdity. If the cat is alive, the same.
would have decayed. If the measurement implies consciousness, then
it would have died with the arrival of the particle. Naturally the cat
is either dead or alive. What about the cat? If the cat has died, surely
experiment. Wait two weeks, check the result, then open the box. The cat
a cat-box, water, a place to sleep, all comfort comforting. Conduct the
Set up the Schrodinger experiment as before. The cat-space contains food,


Cat taC

3 images what was on the roof i couldn't believe it
staring me in the face i didn't have a camera
( yes, i know i know... )
i sketched as quickly as i could i'm quite talented
i swear this thing was real

http://www.asondheim.org/faace0.jpg
http://www.asondheim.org/faace1.jpg
http://www.asondheim.org/faace2.jpg


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