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Schrodinger's Cat Isn't Both Dead and Alive

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Schrodinger's Cat Isn't Both Dead and Alive

Schrodinger’s Cat Isn’t Both Dead and Alive

By Elton Camp

Physics claimed a particle exists in all states until you see it
Dr. Erwin Schrodinger, from such an inane error, did free it 

In a box is radioactive sample, Geiger Counter, poison, cat
If the Geiger Counter sees radioactive decay, what about that?

It will then break the poison bottle and the cat thus dies
But without such decay, the cat won’t meet its demise

Those in error said decay had and had not taken place
So the cat is both dead and alive until you see its face

Common sense tells us this cannot be true
No matter how much speculating you do

The cat is either dead or preserved
Well before it has been observed

The Copenhagen view had a serious flaw
And that’s what Schrodinger wisely saw

The other physicists thus were bested
When by this thought experiment tested

(Note:  This will be incomprehensible to anyone not already familiar with the subject.  A basic knowledge of physics is needed to understand it.)

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