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Hypothetical situation whereby a monkey is placed inside a
large wooden crate for one hour (with 20k of bananas),
that is suspended from a branch whose probability of decay
is 50% per hour, under which is a fire, all of which is inside
an extraordinarily large container.
If the branch decays
within the hour, the crate and monkey
fall into the fire, killing the monkey. If the branch doesn't
decay within the hour, the monkey survives.
Quantum theory suggests that until the extraordinarily
large container is opened at the end of the hour . . .
THE MONKEY IS NEITHER . . .
DEAD OR ALIVE.
||The monkey should be alive until the end of the hour.
Some of the bananas are in an uncertain state fluxuating
between bananas and monkey droppings.
||A banana is placed in a box with a monkey that is trained
to write BANANA with his feces on the inside of the box.
The question: is banana in the box?
||At which point the monkey is neither full of bananas
||Quantum theory suggests that until the
extraordinarily large container is opened at the end
of the hour . . .
||THE BANANA IS NEITHER . . .
||INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE BOX.
||Yum, fried plantains. Sort of.