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Rarebear's avatar

Does anybody else wish Heisenberg would just make up his mind?

Asked by Rarebear (25162points) October 2nd, 2011

I mean, really! :-)

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Nullo's avatar

He and Schrödinger ought to hang out.

Still, I can sympathize. I take ages deciding what I want at restaurants, bookstores, and, really, anything else.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Oh, I don’t know. Really.

lillycoyote's avatar

What can you do? Uncertainty was a matter of principle for the man.

But I understand your frustration. I would like to see Game Theorists stop playing around and do some work for a change! :-)

satunnainen_narttu's avatar

hrm….. Is it bad Pollos was the first thing to come to my mind after I read Heisenberg in the title of this Q?

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

Perhaps he did, but it has gone unobserved?

Blackberry's avatar

I don’t get it.

nikipedia's avatar

Heisenberg is out for a drive when he’s stopped by a traffic cop.
The cop says, “Do you know how fast you were going?”
Heisenberg says, “No, but I know exactly where I am.”

@Blackberry: Here you go.

Buttonstc's avatar

And when I first read the Q, I clicked on, eagerly anticipating a good discussion with fans of the OTHER Heisenberg. After all, it’s a new episode each Sun. nt.

(If you’ve never watched the series, my comment won’t make much sense to you.)


I’m assuming you’re referring to Los Pollos Hermanos ? That could only be a good thing :)

Great minds, and all that…

Welcome to Fluther. BTW
(the place where there will usually be someone else who gets your jokes)

Nullo's avatar

@Blackberry This thread references the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, which states:

In quantum mechanics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle states a fundamental limit on the accuracy with which certain pairs of physical properties of a particle, such as position and momentum, cannot be simultaneously known. In other words, the more precisely one property is measured, the less precisely the other can be controlled, determined, or known.

It is frequently rendered as an inability to know both the place and speed of a particle.

JilltheTooth's avatar

OK, this wins the Cutest Question Award. Unless it doesn’t.

Mariah's avatar

@Rarebear and @nikipedia both made me laugh out loud. Maybe if I looked at my speedometer less often I wouldn’t get lost all the time.

Strauss's avatar

Why don’t we ask Schroedinger’s cat?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I thought that’s what I read and was like ‘is he joking?’ :)~

ratboy's avatar

Godel convinced him that the matter is undecidable.

Strauss's avatar

I wonder if Schrödinger’s cat has an answer to this question…

downtide's avatar

I just can’t decide.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Yetanotheruser Schrödinger’s cat has been been playing around with String Theory lately. Can’t get enough of it. Thinks it’s way better than yarn even. Makes him crazy. :-)

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