- Alex; periphery.:
- I follow you until "so it is both", then I'm lost. Just because there's a 50/50 chance of either one outcome or the other, doesn't mean that a lack of knowledge of the true outcome automatically implies both outcomes to be simultaneously true. Or am I just not getting it?

Schrodinger's cat isn't literally about a cat; it's a metaphor for a quantum mechanics and the paradox created by the laws governing miscroscopic matter and energy (a cat is neither, of course). In the real world, of course a cat is dead

*or* alive, regardless of if we can see it. But quantum entanglement is theorized to be matter that exists in two states simultaneously . The entire point of Schrodinger's cat was to show the limitations of quantum theory, and not to say they legitimately apply to... cats.

and that's why I facepalm when Shrodinger's cat is turned into a philosophy debate. That was never the intention and as you pointed out, it doesn't make any sense.