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Thread #59418 Message #2499358
Posted By: Amos
21-Nov-08 - 11:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
inhuman data is highly unreliable? Doesn't that sort of kick all sorts of science in the ol' head?
Nah--the data is human, even though they are data about inhuman situations. It isn't data until a human has observed it.
This does raise an interesting question about the impact of non-human observation on eigenstates. Can an opossum, for example, unbundle a sheaf of probability states by observing an experiment -- you know, say he snuck in through a roof vent or something. Or does it require human attention to dispose of Schrodinger's cat?