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January 25, 2012 | by James Arger

A Case of Life and Death


1935. In order to respond to the EPR (Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen) article published in May, Erwin Schrödinger publishes “Die gegenwärtige Situation in der Quantenmechanik (The present situation in quantum mechanics)” in Die Naturwissenschaften. The three-part paper covers a lot of topics linked to quantum mechanics, but remains famous to this day for its cat experiment — the paradox of a cat being both alive and dead at the same time. We’ve all heard of Schrödinger’s cat. And now it seems we just met one.

Just a few hours after we published that encrypted file (which we eventually managed to crack), I was contacted by a new “source”, ready to volunteer documents that would “be of interest to me.” I was a little surprised, especially since journalism teaches you to look any gift horse in the mouth, and I’m a dentist when it comes to gift horses. But I agreed to look at the files. The shots of Grigori at a British airport certainly caught my eye. But what really piqued my curiosity were military files, nearly identical to ones we published last week — except the two sets of files contradict each other.

At the moment, I have no way of assessing whether this source is legit. I have my doubts — after all, I’m pretty sure our other source is definitely the real deal. For the sake of full disclosure, we’re publishing these files anyway. With the huge amount of paperwork our administration produces, there’s bound to be mistakes — maybe even some honest ones. Perhaps this is one of them. Shrödinger wrote that we should be wary of “so naively accepting as valid a ‘blurred model’ for representing reality.” Let’s just open the box and look at the cat.

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January 25, 2012

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  1. Interesting stuff there, don’t you think, Arger? Wonder what your readers will think of that…

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