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Monday, August 12, 2013
It's Schrodinger's Birthday Today! Or Is It? Yes, Yes It Is!
The Schrodinger Wave Function has collapsed, and yes - it IS Erwin's birthday. And in honor of the man who bought us the superpositioned cat and equations like , I will now share with you the ONLY short story that truly embodies Schrodinger's Paradox. It's not even science fiction, and it was written in 1882, decades before quantum mechanics was a gleam in Max Planck's eye. Here it is.