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Thread #165570 Message #4006605
Posted By: Iains
30-Aug-19 - 07:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
I do like the statement that it(the referendum) should not have been a binary decision. A ballot is always binary. There are no degrees of yes and no in my world. Perhaps in the rose tinted, luvvie, treehugging, sandal wearing world of remainers other realities exist. Perhaps in their bubble they are trapped in a quantum nightmare.
After all, the Copenhagen interpretation says a quantum system remains in superposition until it interacts with, or is observed by the external world. When this happens, the superposition collapses into one or another of the possible definite states.
Or in the real world conceptually there may be a multiplicity of outcomes but at the point in time that the pen marks the paper Schrodinger's cat has vanished up it's arse and there is but a cross in one of the two options on the ballotpaper, perhaps indicating the spot where the unfortunate animal vanished.