Schrödinger's Cat and lover's paradox !
Post date: Oct 27, 2011 5:00:00 PM
A random thought (sorry to physicists)! :)
If you ever heard of quantum physics, you must have heard of Schrödinger's Cat as well. Its a thought experiment taught in very first classes of quantum physics, which says that after a while of setting up the experiment, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead inside the box. But when we look in the box, we see the cat either alive or dead and not 'both alive and dead.'
Think this way:
Assume two friends, one boy, and another girl. One of them loves another, but he(she) never tells his(her) counterpart about his(her) feelings. He always suspects if she(he) loves him(her) or not! The experiment is now set up if you know what I mean.
Now, unless he confirms (expresses his love to see the reaction or asks for confirmation, etc.), his lover loves him and not at the same time! He can not say with certainty if she exactly loves him or not. Once he opens the box and asks... he is sure if it is love or not (and not both)!
Some people never open the box, and they never know for sure if the cat was (is) alive or dead for them... and so the cat remains both alive and dead :) the confusion continues...