Schrödinger’s Prime Minister

Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, June 24th, 2011 - 5 comments
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Reprinted from No Right Turn (see also Red Alert).

Schrödinger’s cat is a famous thought experiment in quantum physics, which illustrates the indeterminacy of quantum events. A cat is stuck in a box with a tiny amount of radioactive material – enough to statistically produce a 50% chance of a radioactive decay within an hour – and a mechanism designed to break a flask of poison gas if it detects a radioactive decay. Quantum mechanics describes the situation as a superposition of states, in which the cat is both alive and dead at the same time.

Now we seem to have a Schrödinger’s Prime Minister. In response to questions in the House today about his comments on the safety of the Pike River mine, John Key initially sought to blame the previous government. When it was pointed out that the mine was initially consented in 1998, he suddenly claimed not to know when it had happened. When asked which response was correct, he then claimed “both”. So, he claims both to know and not know when the mine was consented.

Clearly we need to collapse his wavefunction. Anyone got a box?

5 comments on “Schrödinger’s Prime Minister”

  1. Zorr 1

    10T weight on his head? Collapse his wave function like Wile E. Coyote (his closest living ancestor).

  2. McFlock 2

    Where the Schrödinger analogy falls down is that the more Key is observed and his facts checked, the more paradoxes come into existence.

    • Adele 2.1

      Teenaa koe, McFlock

      I disagree, the Schrödinger’s analogy remains intact. Observationally, Key exhibits all the qualities of a radioactive pussy suffering moral decay.

  3. Colonial Viper 3

    Liar liar pants on fire.

    What we need now is a daily stream of locals from the West Coast on TV, calling John KY on his ongoing BS.

  4. randal 4

    so Pike River was just a pork barrelling vote buying exercise for National that went horribly wrong?

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