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Old 05-12-2013, 10:24 PM
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What was Schrodinger's cat's name?

I like to think that he wouldn't have picked something as mundane as Fluffy for the half dead cat. What you do you folks think?
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:28 PM
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Well, just open the box and see what it says on his collar. If he's wearing one.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:34 PM
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The cat only had half a name. Or it had two names simultaneously. I never figured out which.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:39 PM
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Well, just open the box and see what it says on his collar. If he's wearing one.
He probably only has half a collar, and I'll probably be mostly dead if I open the box.

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The cat only had half a name. Or it had two names simultaneously. I never figured out which.
Hmmmm...I need to go roll in catnip while I think about that. You are right.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:40 PM
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Her name was May Bea.

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:01 PM
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The cat only had half a name. Or it had two names simultaneously. I never figured out which.
Some would argue that it either had a name or it didn't.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:11 PM
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Her name was May Bea.
I so love you!!! I wants to have your babies and subscribe to your newsletter. Best answer ever!!!
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:20 PM
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I so love you!!! I wants to have your babies and subscribe to your newsletter. Best answer ever!!!
flatlined! You can't have my babies (actually they are adult children) because they have to stay here and help me finish celebrating Mother's Day.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:25 PM
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Happy Mother's Day!!! Adult kids are always good, they can work harder and don't us table forks to dig in the flowerbeds.

While I was looking around, I found this. I think its the best one I've ever seen/heard.

And I think that you had the best answer about the mane.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:06 AM
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I don't know the cat's name, but I figured this was a good time to re-post the Master's epic poem on the topic for anyone who hasn't seen it.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:38 AM
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"Lucky".
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:43 AM
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"Proton," if he was a tom; "Neutron," if he was fixed.

And, I suppose, "Electra," if she was a queen.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:35 PM
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|tiddles>+|the late tiddles>
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:45 PM
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Toonces. That cat was dead half the time.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:58 PM
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Her name was May Bea.
Shirley, you can't be serious.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:04 PM
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Schrodinger was wrong.

In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious. Greebo went off like a Claymore mine.

-- Schrodinger's Moggy explained (Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies)
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:10 PM
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"Excuse me, Professor Schroedinger, but have you seen my cat?"

"Maybe I have, and maybe I haven't."
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:07 PM
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:35 PM
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Heinlein claimed his name was Pixel.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:39 PM
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:06 AM
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|tiddles>+|the late tiddles>
Schroedinger's ket?
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:36 AM
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:27 AM
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:39 AM
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Do we even know if he had a cat? - I mean, he either did or he didn't.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:01 AM
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I went to school with Schrödinger. He had 2 beagles, Blondi and some other one whose name I don't recall. He was entirely catless as far as I remember.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:19 AM
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Eric. Eric the Half a Cat.


Half a cat, in actual fact,
Might, ipso facto, smell a rat.
But half the cat has got to act
Vis a vis how an atom's at. Got that?

But can a cat be really sat
Upon a mat, under a hat
When half the cat is not a fact
Due to decay in Erwin's vat?
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:43 AM
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In Ian Stewart's Flatterland, the cat was named Superpaws, a play on the word "superposition."
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:53 AM
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Taint.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:04 PM
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:12 PM
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:42 PM
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Izzy
Almost as good as "May Bea"; I'm glad I didn't even try.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:58 PM
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Well, what was the name of Eddie Mastrewski's cat?
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:51 PM
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Half Cat Half Dead?
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:39 PM
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Izzy
Perfect!
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:13 PM
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Purrhaps.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:09 PM
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Lide or Deli.....depending on who/what you're rooting for.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:17 AM
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You don't name a dead cat.

What can I say... I'm decisive.


Plus, when you open the box it is easier to "fix" things to meet this paradigm if you are wrong than the other way around.

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Old 05-15-2013, 01:01 AM
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You guys are so awesome!!!

It took me a minute to get Izzy and then I laughed like a loon ril.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:44 AM
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Schrödinger asked Heisenberg to come up with the name. However, the more Schrödinger asked Werner about the cat's full, proper name, the less sure he was whether or not it was indeed his cat.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:27 AM
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You guys are so awesome!!!

It took me a minute to get Izzy and then I laughed like a loon ril.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:41 AM
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Rhea Carnated
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:47 AM
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Don't know the dude, musta quit posting before I joined.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:09 PM
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:52 PM
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I've done an experiment on a cat with no name,
The results might boggle your brain.
'Cause the kitty in this quantum entanglement game
Both is and isn't (simultaneously) slain.
La, la, la la la...
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:59 PM
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"Proton," if he was a tom; "Neutron," if he was fixed.

And, I suppose, "Electra," if she was a queen.
"We call him Neutron because he's so positive"

--- Dr. Ruth Adams (Faith Domergue) in This Island Earth.


You see -- this is why we don't have a lot of female scientists in our cheesy SF movies (ducks and runs)






I think that asking the name of Schroeedinger's cat must be the modern equivalent of Tiberius asking "what song did the Sirens sing?"
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:56 PM
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Her name was May Bea.
Assuming its a her. A Male needs something manly, ferocious, with a 'Z'.

Zaum Bea?
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:09 PM
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:26 AM
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Quoth Asymptotically Fat:

|tiddles>+|the late tiddles>
You forgot the 1/sqrt(2).

Unless you're just saying that cats are inherently not normalized?
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:14 PM
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I just realized that the obvious name is: Wanted
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:44 AM
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"Excuse me, Professor Schroedinger, but have you seen my cat?"

"Maybe I have, and maybe I haven't."
"Erwin, what did you do to the cat? He looks half-dead." -- Frau Schrödinger
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