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According to Schrodinger, the cat is both dead and alive because no one can observe the result and determine it. But what about the cat? Can it not observe itself? Does it not keep track of whether or not it's alive?
If this is true, then it is observation that determines state of reality, right? If the cat dies, it can't observe itself, so is dead. If the cat doesn't die, it continues to observe itself, and so is alive. Even if we cannot determine the solution, the cat can.
If observation determines reality, then we can define a "universe" as "the observed surroundings of a conscious individual". Therefore, we all live in separate "universes" from one another. Two people observing each-other would mean their two universes are coinciding. This has to occur in a dimension transcendent to our own, a "multiverse". But who is to observe that? Some sentient, transcendent being, right?
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Would it be even remotely possible to genetically engineer a bacteria that can not only survive, but also thrive on Luna? I used to think this was impossible, but seeing how well they can adapt has made me change my mind. This is not evolving them to terraform Luna, its simply to have them exist and stay existing there.
I was thinking you could take a form of bacteria (probably Yeast since they adapt very quickly) and expose them to gradual temperature extremes. Start at 30 degrees C, and then move the temperature down to 29 and then up to 31. The ones that cannot survive get killed, but the ones that can survive. Once the population builds up again, swing the temperature from 28 to 32 and so on until you have conditions like those on Luna. I have yet to identify anything on Luna that could sustain them chemically though, and the radiation from the Sun would be a massive obstacle, as well as the lack of water.
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Hello Sci, me and my friends plan on camping.
During a whole week we will do experiments and projects, about explosive things mainly.
We are totally new in this kind of stuff, so I came here for tips.
I would like this to be a thread about Napalm, Blackpowder, Smokebombs, Explosive gasses etc...
Can /sci/ help me?