On 6/12/2018 8:00 PM, agrayson2...@gmail.com wrote:

    *
    When the experiment ends, that is when the box is opened, the cat
    might still be alive. AG*

    Which in the idealization means it didn't evolve.


*You can easily imagine the idealized life/death scenarios (by going to the limit as the duration for the transition goes to zero) in which the experiment ends with the cat alive. So maybe the superposition, or its interpretation, is invalid, implying something awry with QM. AG*

Which is the case for the radioactive atom.  Which is why I suggested stop taking the idealization of the alive/dead cat which is just confusing you because you keep slipping in and out  of the idealization and saying, "But the cat can't be both alive and dead. Something wrong with QM."  The cat's fate splits off when the atom decay is detected in the counter.  It's alive at that time.  Later it dies. It's never alive+dead.

Brent

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