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Cassandra


Cassandra

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Location: Back in Paris... for now !

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Posted:One day, two young students of a wise master decided to test their master and give him a lesson.

They captured a litlle bird and held it hidden in their hands. They decided to ask the master if the bird was dead or alive and should teh master say the bird is alive, they would squeeze it and kill it . Should he say it is dead they would release it and prove the master wrong as well...

off they went, looking forward to their clever trick.

Master, is the bird I am holding dead or alive ? they said

the master paused and looked into their eyes ; THE ANSWER IS IN YOUR HANDS he replied peacefully

I like to think of life as such. We are responsible beings and the choices we make with what life provides us with are what make us who we are..

thought you might like the story ? what do you think ?

Shine on
Cassandra


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:The geek that I am... All I can think of is Schrodenger's Cat.

But I guess that's the same paradox. All possibilities exist until you make a decision/gather evidence/look in the box.

A nice outlook on life nonetheless.


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dromepixie


dromepixie

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Location: Florida

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Posted:Cass you lovely girl!

I do like that! And that is also the way I attempt to live my life although it doesnt work all the time... But hey its about the intention not always about the result.

Shine bright Danae!
Grow and flutter to show the world you can!
Much love to you my friend,
Drome


JUGGLEwithyourmind!

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Cassandra


Cassandra

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Posted:NYC, please explain Schroedenger s cat, my adorable geek

MWAH to you Drome who knows so well how to treat the bird in her hand with respect and love and gives her happiness a chance...

Shine on
cassandra


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Kyrian


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Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:that's very cool. i like it. and i also immediatly thought of schroedingers cat... (sp)
I can't explain the concept, other than it being a cat in a box with radioactivety, and it's a good parralel to the story you told... and... ah, y'know, lets have nyc explain it.


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:Hrmmm... Schrodenger's Cat as far as I remember is as follows.

Schrodenger (a theorical physicist I think) has a cat and puts it into a box with a cup of poison. Then closes the box. Being that he does not know if the cat has eaten the poison and has no way of knowing if the cat is alive or dead he asserts that there are now two speparate universes that exist. One in which the cat has eaten the poison and is dead, and one in which the cat is still alive. I'll be right back, I'm sure the internet will explain it better...


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:First of all: Spelling error on my behalf; Schrodinger's Cat:

"A cat is placed in a box, together with a radioactive atom. If the atom decays, a hammer kills the cat; if the atom doesn't decay, the cat lives. As the atom is considered to be in either state before the observer opens the box, the cat must be considered both simultaneously dead and alive"

-Erwin Schrodinger's Cat Paradox, 1935

For more info:
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/kids_space/scat.html&edu=high
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So rephrasing my mistakes:
If you have no evidence that the cat is alive or dead, the cat can be simultaneously alive and dead. According to Mr. Schrodinger. He later used this theory to explain quantum mechanics and the fact that more than one answer can be correct for the same problem.

Did I explain that well? Sorry, I'm sick at home so don't have my teaching ties on today...

-The geek


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Cassandra


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Posted:I love geeks, You are definitely my best geek friend NYC

Thanks for the explaination and input...

shine on
Cassandra


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:"Best Geek Friend" award. I'll put that one right next to my Nintendo Championship Trophy (that I won by beating my two brothers in our tournament last summer.)

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arashi


arashi

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Location: austin,tx

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Posted:i like it, cassandra! but i'm a sucker for zen. soon YOU will be in my hands, my little chickadee!!! (i promise i'll let you fly away... maybe... teehee)
(oh btw sage is coming on friday, too...)


-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

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Raphael96
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

old hand
Location: New York City, USA

Total posts: 899
Posted:Cass,

I love zen stories.

Raph


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Cassandra


Cassandra

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Posted:Boy !!! Friday is gonna be EXCELLENT

SHine on
Cassandra


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"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
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PK_
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PK_

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Location: , United Kingdom

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Posted:cass your allways full of positive things... maybe you are orange's twin sister!

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Cassandra


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Posted:At least that is what Orange and I like to think, he definitely is my orange brother !!!!

thanks PK, glad you liked it

shine on
Cassandra


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Strictly speaking he's orange in everything he does.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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lolli


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Location: playing with the pixies at the...

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Posted:aww yay NYC was having a convosation out the cat paradox the other week, though in terms of quantim physics and the existance of parralel universerve etc blah!

cass, truely you are beautifull in everything you say and do



My spelling wobbles. its very good spelling but it wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong place

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SickpuPpy


SickpuPpy

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Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.

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Posted:Wow Cass, that totally reminded me of a story I heard a long time ago when I was studying Bhuddism. I believe that it is known as the flower sermon or something like that, but it goes like so:

The Bhudda was growing old and he knew that his time on this earth was growing short. He decided to travel to all the monestaries to seek out the wisest of all the Bhikkus, and bodhisattvas. He travled for months and months untill two years had passed. Finally in a mountain top sanctuary he asked all of the wisest to gather with him and he would finally choose his successor.

So they all gatherd, all hoping that the great Bhudda would deam them wise and worthy enough to replace him. The Bhudda appeared and stood before them, just looking, and completely silent. He stood before them for hours and watched many become restless and annoyed.

After another few hours Bhudda, still absolutly silent held up a single flower. By this time everyone was secretly annoyed and many were disgusted at this.... exept for one young monk who saw the flower and smiled.

This is the flower sermon, and quite possibly the secret to life.


Jesus helps me trick people.

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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

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Posted:drops in quietly
thinks
nods,
agrees
utters yes quietly
Smiles
and leaves ... quietly
still wondering much more...........


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:Looks up at Lolli's post...

Jeez and I thought that Dom's accent was thick.


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Cassandra


Cassandra

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Posted:Thank you soooo much for sharign Sickpuppy (miss you sweetie ) taht is truely beautiful...

::off to think about your quote::

Shine on
Cassandra


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lolli


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Posted:

fner, accent . . thick?, oh so confused



My spelling wobbles. its very good spelling but it wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong place

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