[extropy-chat] Life and Death is not like 1 and 0
scerir at libero.it
Sun Apr 29 17:01:43 UTC 2007
> Does the photon go through the right slit or the left?
Supposing we know what a photon is (and perhaps we don't),
it depends on the informations (in principle available).
Perfect symmetry of the set-up + no markers at the slits
(or after) + no markers (polarizers, etc.) before the slits
+ no entanglement between that photon (signal) and another
one (idler) => you get interference, because of
indistinguishability. On the contrary, if there is some marker,
or some asymmetry, interference pattern becomes smooth
and smoother (depending on the available informations).
> Is there some kind of interference pattern equivalent
> that indicates life?
I think it is like the above, a transition between life
and not. (But is life the opposite of death? Birth?).
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