THE “INTELLIGENCE” BEHIND QUANTUM PHYSICS If the nature of quantum mechanics is that an observer affects the end “collapsed” state of a particle, than what constitutes a state of observation. The the only thing I can come up with that seems to determine what constitutes a form of observation is weather information is passed. But here is where it gets interesting. What kind of information? Can it be indirect interpretive information, and if so does the “meaningfulness” of the information not become dependent on who is interpreting the indirect information. If I were to use Schrodinger’s cat as an example, I could perhaps place a heart meter inside the box to determine wether the cat has died or not. A heat meter could be read by anyone, so it would be easy to figure out if the cat has died, and there would be no superposition state. However, what if you place a less direct form of observation? Take for example, placing a piece of paper under the cat box that could collect sweat secretion, and let’s say under specific ways of measuring, there was a determined amount of sweat that would indicate with a good certainty that the cat had died. Taking it one step further, What if you were to need another machine to read the paper to determine if there was enough sweat to warrant the prediction of a possible death? What you have in this scenario is a cat whose predictive death is based on a particular piece of paper, the machine that measures the paper, and of course the technician himself who was particularly trained how to run the machine and read the data provided by the machine. In a secondary scenario, what would happen if that particular individual who is trained to read the paper is not there? Are you to assume that despite the paper being there, and the machine being there that the cat’s death may be in a supposition state because a particular technician who is the only one who could read the data from the machine is not there? If the piece of paper in the presence of the machine and the technician in itself is enough to “collapse” a state, then what really constitutes “observation.” Is it the ability to transfer information, and or the ability to possibly record information? Is this not a “human” trait, to decipher wether something can be observed or not? I think to fully accept the concept of a quantum superposition state prior to observation, one has to accept that an intelligence interprits what constitutes a form of observation. For example, does a piece of paper in itself warrant a collapsed state? Maybe if the technician with the machine is there, but the ability to interpret the meaning of the paper is not an ability that derives from static universe with determined laws, this is functioning in a non-static, interpretive way, which only can done from forms of intelligences. I think the very paradox of quantum mechanics superposition state opens the door that our universe is being directed by a more ultimate observer, a form of Intelligence that understands how to interpret what constitutes an observation.