From: <agrayson2...@gmail.com <mailto:agrayson2...@gmail.com>>
*So if one chooses a basis where the cat is simultaneously alive and
dead, is this a problem for QM? AG
No problem for QM -- one does it all the time. It might not be the
most useful basis, but that doesn't mean it isn't possible.
*Since you earlier acknowledged that Schroedinger showed the
"absurdity" of alive/dead simultaneously, are you now saying the
absurd is not only possible in QM, but even when it's never observed? AG*
I didn't acknowledge that Schrödinger showed the absurdity of the
superposition, all I said was that he claimed that it was absurd. I see
no absurdity at all in this superposition.
Remember that a superposition is just the sum of a number of vectors,
expressed in some basis that does not include the said sum as a basis
vector. There is nothing mysterious in this, and the quantum situation
is entirely analogous to superpositions of vectors in conventional
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