Posted: Sep 12, 2011 6:37 am
by lucek
OK first I'm going to echo the others. Schrodinger's Cat is actually a straw man that has sense been adopted to describe effects inconceivable to most 100 level physics students. Others like this include the big bang, the lader of evolution etc.

Now there is a grain of truth to it. An object that would be an observer can in fact be in a superposition. An experiment took a macroscopic rotor applied an QM object in to it that was currently in a superposition, and the rotor went into a superposition of vibrating/not vibrating. However in order to increase the chance of this working it was lowered in temperature to almost absolute 0 to reduce noise.