Please forgive my ignorance, I have no educational qualifications and am finding my self being sucked into the wonderful scientific world but one thing that troubles me is the Shrodingers cat experiment. As I beleive it to be the case that in order for the uranium atoms to decay they need an observer(is that the copenhagen interpritation?), so until some one looks inside the box the cat is both alive and dead(not bringing the MWI into it where the cat is alive and dead only in other universe) but is the cat not also an observer? if so the experiment is flawed as the observer is the cat in the case of the uranium atoms decaying or have I got this completley wrong? Please help, my head is hurting!