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Old 01-03-2012, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Bear_Nenno View Post
That was his whole point to begin with. He came up with the idea to demonstrate his problems with modern quantum theories. It is both a paradox and a parody. He wasn't trying to "invent a property". He was demonstrating the absurdity of the theories.
I realize that the example was invented to demonstrate the absurdity of certain interpretations of quantum physics. But from what I've gathered, mainstream physics has since determined that the absurdity is merely alleged; they bite the bullet and allow that the cat is alivedead. The property they've invented (or discovered, depending on one's predilictions) is that of being in a superposition.

That's the whole point of what I'm getting at, that that's a heck of a bullet to bite (viz., rejecting the law of the excluded middle).