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Old 7th June 2019, 04:10 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Steve001 View Post
But there's a contingent of people on psi sympathetic forums and elsewhere that would argue consciousness is the cause of the wave function collapsing. They would likely argue the mere realization by Wile E's of his predicament would cause him to fall, not his breaking the "fourth wall". They argue so because they don't like Determinism for one thing.

There are those people. Wile E. Coyote isn't one of them.
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Old 7th June 2019, 06:23 PM   #42
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Please note, as the superposition state changes, gravity affects different parts of the Coyote's body at different times, resulting in extension of parts of his body...
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Please note, as the superposition state changes, gravity affects different parts of the Coyote's body at different times, resulting in extension of parts of his body...

Of course gravity pulls down on his feet sooner. They're closer to the ground.
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Originally Posted by fuelair View Post
Do the cats have backup lights???
I wish, then I might get some warning that one of the cats is about to shove its dang butt in my face!
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Old 8th June 2019, 04:48 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by Myriad View Post
Of course gravity pulls down on his feet sooner. They're closer to the ground.
Exactly! And his neck stretches out as his head refuses to accept the inevitable.
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