Can one ever know if Schrodinger's Cat actually died?

Posted by: blackkid

Just curious

  • No

  • Yes

67% 6 votes
33% 3 votes
  • Not without contaminating the experiment. But if that's not a problem, just open the box. Or wait a month, at which point it would be safe to say the cat is dead.

  • This is the correct answer. There is a reason why but not telling is half the fun.

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gabep says2015-05-20T20:37:02.2166272-05:00
@TBR - how would one open the box?
TBR says2015-05-20T21:31:29.5630287-05:00
It is the experiment itself. It never said the box was made to never be opened.
Midnight1131 says2015-05-20T21:52:58.4402452-05:00
After 200 years, I think it would be safe to say that the cat died, without opening the box.
dmussi12 says2015-05-20T22:01:42.1423162-05:00
Yeah the point is you don't know UNTIL you open the box.
Renegader says2015-05-20T23:42:44.7596982-05:00
In theory, the cat is in a state of being both alive and dead.
michaeln23 says2015-05-21T03:15:47.6555220-05:00
What if the box shakes, than it must be still alive
TheHappyReaper says2015-05-21T07:19:12.9211946-05:00
If you set the box on fire, and the cat doesn't make a sound, it is dead.

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