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The point of this thought experiment has been widely taken out of context and misused by new age science supporters. Schrodinger initially considered this experiment to show the RIDICULOUSNESS of the situation, not because it was physically what is happening. Additionally, anyone who says that there is a line between the quantum and classical regime is ...


Well Schrödinger's cat is considered to be not "passive", otherwise the paradox is moot. The best explanation we know is decoherence theory. That is we disregard environmental micro-states that are macroscopically the same, in this interpretation one gets the density matrix $\rho = \frac 1 2 \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 \end{pmatrix}$ for the ...

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