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Schrödinger's Cat, explained in 108 seconds

The folks over at MinutePhysics have pared down Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger's feline-abusing thought experiment into a spare 1:48. Please note that Schrödinger's Cat should not be confused with Schrödinger's Nyan Cat. The latter will not help you pass any tests.

[Via Laughing Squid]

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I really like the style of this video but Schrödinger's cat has annoyed me since back in High School.

It just seems like a really arrogant theory it's almost a solipsism. If something happens but it doesn't happen in a way that I (or another viewer) can tell that it's happening, then it doesn't really happen at all.

It's like a cousin of the "there is no objective truth" argument in that it's saying that a thing happens only when it's seen to have happen. The objective truth line being something like "the meaning of thing happening is determined by the viewer".