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Schrodinger's Whatever

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Schrodinger's Whatever


There are two angles here - there's the thought experiment itself, and the enriching casual language/watering down technical language. I would like to have time for both things, but we'll see what catches the most interest. Videos: The Famous Cat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjaAxUO6-Uw (4:37) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cuvTXCR9Pg (10:35) Another application https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q31lpwkzeGk (15:16 - shortest one I could find) Misuse of language...or language evolution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P30QlwSsUic (5min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8G2mONnyU8 (3:59) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Ow2IfxODM (2:13) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kgRfTgHzcQ (2:58 - Schrodinger's asshole, both right and wrong?) Questions: 1. What do you know about "Schrödinger's Cat"? Do you often hear it used? In what context? 2. Can you apply the common use of Schrodinger's X to another social situation or natural phenomenon? 3. Why are people drawn to use technical language to describe their everyday lives, in your opinion? 4. Are you bothered by the casual or colloquial use of technical terms? Can you give more examples? 5. Why does it seem that conservatives tend to borrow the language of progressives more than vice versa? Are they making a choice to connect with a potential audience, trying to manipulate, or are they unaware of what they are doing? 6. After discussion, do you agree that Schrödinger's Cat is a true metaphor for life?

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