I know someone who is a quantum physicist, over time we’ve had some interesting conversations, and I’m sure during these conversations he has probably felt I am hopelessly ignorant while I have thought the tenets he would advance are hopelessly farcical.
One such farcical example would be that of Schrodinger’s cat as he presented it to me. It involves a cat placed in a box whose existence then becomes conditional on whether or not you are able to see it.
Now it may be he attempted to simplify the “theory”, or as it is known, “paradox”, and didn’t go into all the nuances of the theory of decoherence, but nonetheless we had quite a discussion about it.
My position was that if I placed the cat in the box I knew both the cat and box existed visually, intellectually, and in a tactile sense having touched and seen each-and unless I had left for a period of time instead of maintaining a presence or visual contact during which the cat could have escaped the box it would be ridiculous on my behalf to question it’s existence-some might even consider that to be delusional.
This theory reminds me of the of the metaphysical question about if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it does it make a sound? Common sense to me says that of course it does independent of a human presence.
All of this strikes me as a great arrogance-that nothing exists unless humanity, or science recognizes it.
Another example would be molecules-far fewer people have seen them than those who have not- so do they exist as a factual reality only to those how have seen them, only those who have a microscope?
If that is true then the world is in big trouble and shouldn’t even exist.
A word of advice may be in order-if you have cat and want to keep it whatever you do don’t place it in a box as it will cease to exist.
In thinking about it it seems AIM has attempted to employ this same paradox, along with that one where they attempt the classic pulling of a rabbit out of a hat or the usual inept sleight of hand.
Having attempted to place the cat of multiple truths in a box and believing they have they would assure us it doesn’t exist-that even if sound emanates from the box it is purely an illusion.
If the AIM cat is released from the box and we see or touch it that to is illusory and we are not believe what we see or hear.
Instead we are to place our belief in such far ranging things as Cointel, paranoia,agent provocateurs, snitches, feds, and whatever they would spoon feed us.
In doing so they have assumed an ignorance on our part, or are unwilling to credit any with a measure of common sense.
But the truth is the cat is out of box, and even when it wasn’t we were well aware of it’s existence, they will have to find a new theory, a new paradox, to advance.
Not only is Schrodinger’s and AIM’s cat alive, but the truth is as well.