Superposition principle — in layman’s terms

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While Schrödinger’s cat illustrates superposition, it may trigger some simple questions

  • When we physically open the box, there is a 50% chance of seeing the cat either live or dead (clearly not both). So what does it even mean to say the cat is both live and dead when we haven’t looked inside, apart from the question evoking memory of equivalently vacuous babble on the same topic about…