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 \hbar \frac{\partial}{\partial t}\Psi = \hat H \Psi, 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.

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