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How Most People Got Schrödinger’s Cat Thought Experiment Wrong

How Most People Got Schrödinger’s Cat Thought Experiment Wrong

By Gerardo Amador

Given that his career has been so extensively dedicated to quantum mechanics, you might wonder; how could he be skeptical of quantum mechanics’ description of nature? You see, the problem the physicist had with quantum mechanics was that no one knew where its probabilistic effects ended. The easiest misconception to make about the thought experiment is that Schrödinger was serious about this experiment, and that “it could be done”. This normally branches into linking consciousness and quantum mechanics in a very holistic way to give mystic-like philosophies some kind of credibility. But knowing that he established very well known formulas and that everyone knew that quantum mechanics works, this is not the case at all.