By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 at 10:06 am in 2008 presidential election.
I loved this snarky Arianna Huffington post today about polling and all the media hype about whether or not Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama enjoyed a bounce from his trip to Europe: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/obamas-trip-bounce-the-me_b_115440.html
“Maybe what we need is a Huffington Post Poll of Polls of Polls, which will have a margin of error of +/- pi divided by Schrödinger’s cat.”
Postscript: No, I have no idea what a Schrodinger’s cat is, but Wikipedia says this: “Schrödinger’s cat, often described as a paradox, is a thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics being applied to everyday objects, by considering the example of a cat that may be either alive or dead, according to an earlier random event.”
Okay. I got it. Sure.