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Subject: Is Schrödingers cat actually alive and dead at once?

Date: Wed Feb 23 11:08:38 2011
Posted by Maja
Grade level: 7-9 School: No school entered.
City: Aarhus State/Province: Midt Country: Denmark
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1298484518.Ph

Dear Scientist!

I'd like to understand the thing about Schrödingers cat. Is it really alive and
dead at the same time? I talked to a friend, who said it's actually a lie, that
the life of the cat would depend on, if we look at it or not, and that the truth
is, that we just don't KNOW if it's alive or dead, and that's why we just say
it's both, though it's not true. Is that right? Sorry about my bad English, but
I hope you understand me. :-)

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