|Schrodinger is one of the lesser lights of Quantum Physics;
justifiably most famous (so Marli will argue) for the paradox of his cat. It goes
something like this:
If a cat is put into a box with a small quantity of radioactive material and some poison that will be released if the radioactive substance decays then we can't know if the cat is alive or dead because we can't know if radioactive decay has occurred. The cat is simultaneously dead and alive.
If you don't believe Marli - who hasn't the faintest idea what it means but is irrevocably excited by its mysteries that are akin (says Marli) to love - then try:
And what has this to do with the impassioned Marli, drawn by desire from a long black expresso and that story he should be working on....? Marli knows full well that the Quantumists argue that their science explains everything (including the chaos). He is inclined to agree with them... He needs to pay and move swiftly.
© Stephen Kimber, 2000