New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

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  1. clearskies000

    clearskies000 said, over 5 years ago

    Sorry, not quite correct. In the Schrodingher’s cat thought experiment the decider in not just random. It is determined by the result of the collapse of a quantum probability field. In theory before the collapse the cat also exists in a superposition state - neither dead or alive…

  2. Digital Frog

    Digital Frog GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    as opposed to a Quantas theory, which is that if you are flying coach to Australia, you will invariably be assigned a seat next to someone who snores, or has a crying baby…

  3. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 5 years ago

    I never liked the idea of using a cat in this thought experiment. Why don’t they put a theoretical physicist in the box? Most of them are neither dead nor alive anyway.

  4. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, over 5 years ago

    The window for me being able to quantitatively understand any of this slammed shut when I hit puberty. Qualitatively however—HEY! when did Garfield get so gray! what year is this? did I @#%&*! Quantum leap again?!…

  5. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    clearskies: check yesterday’s strip. Someone did a decent job of explaining it. The experiment involves a trigger set by the radioactive decay of a nucleus. Pab did not indicate that it was the decider that was random, just the state of the oven. So there is nothing wrong with what he has said.

    luckylouie, those are the ones who are in an exalted state. The rest of us have experienced decoherence via interaction with the rest of the world. Surely their purity of state even Buddha would reccommend… 8^)

  6. Hugh B. Hayve

    Hugh B. Hayve said, over 5 years ago

    MMMM…..lasagna!

  7. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    If it were Garfield doing the experiment, it would be a spider in the box.

  8. MamaRose

    MamaRose GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Meh.

  9. fogey

    fogey GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Whether the lasagna were either hot or frozen when put into the microwave, opening the door would bias the measured temperature towards room temperature (unless eaten at the speed of light).

  10. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Does the Qantas theory apply when one uses the variable Delta?

  11. GJ_Jehosaphat

    GJ_Jehosaphat said, over 5 years ago

    What the Quark? Must have been a dog lover to imagine a cat in the oven.

  12. Digital Frog

    Digital Frog GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    The Old Wolf - I think you’re referring to the United Field Theory…

  13. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    The best joke on this I’ve seen was from Terry Pratchett’s Diskworld series. Someone was trying to explain this experiment to the spirit of Death and Death kept misunderstanding and getting insulted. “Why would I do such a thing? I like cats! I don’t think it’s right that you think I’d harm a cat.” And so on. If you havent read Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music or Hogfather you need to. Run out right now and get them all. You’ll thank me.

  14. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Dypak: Yeah Death and The Luggage are my favorite characters so far (about half way through the series).

    The Old WolfGenius_badge said, about 7 hours ago

    Does the Qantas theory apply when one uses the variable Delta?

    I don’t know, Alaska…

  15. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Baslim, There were my favorites for a long time. Now Sam Vimes is my favorite (he’s supposed to be my avatar). He came out way ahead after Night Watch and Thud. Night Watch has to be the best Disc book, ever.

    I have read them all, numerous times. And each time they make me laugh, cry, shout and weep. We read them all to our kids, when they were little. And now the kids love to read because of them. Heinlein is the only other author to make as deep an impact on my life.

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