For a while now, I've had this idea to make random thoughts into comics I'd call, "One Shot Thoughts." So...DUN DA DA DA! TA DA!!
I love cats. I'm a little obsessed. I also love science. Put them together and you make the perfect combo. I also just love cats in boxes.
People often over-simplify the actual thought experiment, but I think it's fine. It makes for good fun and humor. BUT it's also always good to know what actually happened!
Wikipedia says this: "Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects."
Basically, he thought the concept was ridiculous.
If you want the full version of the actual idea of the thought experiment, this video is pretty nifty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOYyCHGWJq4
I imagine the woman in the back is thinking, "HOLY GOD. DOES HE EVEN KNOW WHAT THE ACTUAL THOUGHT EXPERIMENT WAS?! WHY DOES HE EVEN THINK THIS IS A THING? WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SCIENTISTS. THIS IS WHY PEOPLE AREN'T TAKING US SERIOUSLY. I BET HE'S GOING TO PUBLISH A 'STUDY' ON BUZZFEED AFTER THIS." Instead, she just asks about the status of her colleague's little "experiment." Hee hee hee! I didn't include those thoughts because that's not really what the comic is about. It's about how absolutely hilarious it is when you stick a cat in a box and close the lid. So I drew some scientists participating in such an act in the name of science because that's also super funny. And explaining that to you totally ruined it...OR DID IT?
Personally, I don't mind the idea that the cat is in a state of both existences. It seems like a lovely way for science and philosophy to meet and make our heads spin. I very much enjoy that. I also don't mind people being a part of the pop culture of such an experiment. Besides, so few people actually fully understand quantum physics/quantum mechanics for real- I certainly don't fully understand it. (If you tell me you do fully understand it, then you're lying...you dirty, stinky liar.) It's probably okay that we are silly about it. Life is pretty absurd, so why not be absurd back? CATS IN BOXES FOR ALL!
I hope everyone enjoys their Monday!