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Schrodinger’s Cat

Lockheed Martin is working on something they call Quantum Radar. The basic principle is that quantum physics implies that every particle has a twin, a doppelganger, and that if you can interact with a particle’s twin you can observe an object without ever looking at the original. Arthur C. Clarke famously observed that “A sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” So I guess it’s possible. But it seems a long way from Professor Schrodinger’s now famous thought experiment of the cat in the box.



Mr. Schrodinger! Where’s my cat?

I want to know just where he’s at

I saw him just a while ago

And you have got him, this I know

I hear him sir, he’s in that box

Be kind enough to loose those locks

How can this be, it’s empty now

And yet I clearly hear him meow

Ah there he is, he’s in your yard

I can just see him, looking hard

I’m not quite sure that I should mention

My cat has only one dimension

And there he goes, again he’s gone

He’s now on Mrs. Cratchit’s lawn

I’m leaving, sir, where is my hat

Good lord above, sir, what is that?

Oh no, I’m going in the box

Please sir, I beg you, not the locks

A doppelgang, that’s what you said?

Good lord what’s wrong now with my head?

I’ve paws and tail, dear lord, but how?

Please let me out, dear God……meow