Schrödinger's Cat and Murder

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Re: Schrödinger's Cat and Murder

Post by OneArrow on Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:03 pm
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thedotmaster wrote:
OneArrow wrote:Depends, did you put them in that situation in the first place?

No, but you could very easily - at no risk to yourself - get them out of that situation.


While it perverts the original scenario, no - to murder someone would imply intent and premeditation. But that doesn't make the act any less morally reprehensible.
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Re: Schrödinger's Cat and Murder

Post by thedotmaster on Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:50 am
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OneArrow wrote:
thedotmaster wrote:
OneArrow wrote:Depends, did you put them in that situation in the first place?

No, but you could very easily - at no risk to yourself - get them out of that situation.


While it perverts the original scenario, no - to murder someone would imply intent and premeditation. But that doesn't make the act any less morally reprehensible.


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Re: Schrödinger's Cat and Murder

Post by Qubit on Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:10 am
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Bob. After long enough the superposition would no longer be a dead poisoned Alice and an alive Alice, but a dead poisoned Alice and a dead Alice that died of hunger/thirst/age. So Bob would kill Alice 100% even if Charles didn't make the observation. Charles making the observation would actually have given a chance of saving Alice. :)
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