Haiku, Twitter Insufficient to Contain Jack Thompson

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  1. Patrick says:

    Actually it would be fairer to describe Thompson as the Electron of Crazy. The Schrodinger's Cat metaphor describes not primarily the behavior of electrons, but the effect of observation on dual state wave functions.

    If Thompson were the Schrodinger's Cat of Crazy, that would mean that at any given time, there is a fifty percent probability that Jack Thompson is crazy, and a fifty percent probability that he is sane. In fact, until Thompson is observed, meaning he appears at the convention, he may be simultaneously crazy and sane.

  2. Ken says:

    You're right, of course. I mixed my silly Schrodinger's Cat analogy with my silly Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle analogy. That's the downside of late-night blogging.

  3. Brandon says:

    I've always been fascinated with quantum phenomena, even as my sophisticated understanding of them has been limited by my intellectual liabilities.

    Having said that, I'm suddenly uncomfortable with the logical conclusion of a universe in which the quantum superposition of Jack Thompson's relative level of sanity is repeatedly collapsed at "insane" through observation. If Schroedinger and Copenhangen are right, that must mean all potential observers of Jack Thompson's relative level of sanity are occupying the same eigenstate. So…it's our fault that Jack Thompson is insane? :)

    Also, what if C-A-T really spelled "dog"?