Thursday, June 27, 2013

Schrödinger's Rat and the Dog from Hell - The Beirut interpretation

A cat, a rat and the dog from hell are put into a steal chamber as shown below, along with a poison flask held by an apparatus sensitive to a radioactive atom at the verge of decay.

When released, the poison kills the cat after 15 minutes and the dog after 14 minutes but the rat is immune to the poison having spent all his life in the sewage watching Lebanese politicians on TV.

The radioactive particle should decay any time before 18 minutes, thus releasing the poison into the sealed box.

The cat can kill the rat after a chase of maximum 22 minutes.
The dog from hell can kill the cat after a chase of maximum 25 minutes.
The rat can only run for his life.


Now consider these 4 assumptions:
1 - You are observing the box without seeing what is going in there
2 - You think "I think therefore I am" therefore you are
3 - You and the steal box are inside a room that is itself a similar box  with a cat and a dog (from hell) and where you are the rat
4 - 10 minutes have passed after the initial arrangement 

The question is: 
What is the question? 

2 comments:

  1. DO WE ALL GO TOGETHER WHEN WE GO?

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  2. L layli l 3acha fein?

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