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Old 05-16-2001, 03:07 AM
wolfman wolfman is offline
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You press a button, the toast-cat-torpedo goes merrily flying, all the while at the quantum level the cat is alive or not alive, but of course if the cat isn't alive then the only way it can land on its feet is, well, coincidence.
Come on now, by distiling the nature of the the cat to a state of alive or dead, you are clearly ignoring the well established fact that a cat has nine lives, or more specifically 9 concrete states of aliveness(J.Hanna, W. Barbera Tom v. Jerry 1960-1980). By attempting to reduce the quality of aliveness of the cat to a single discrete state you are showing ignorance of the very matter being discussed.