Response to @karencostallos: "In theory....."
"Well: conjecture. None of my ruminations here rise to the level of theory, but I would like to openly acknowledge the fact that I clearly misapplied Erwin Schrodinger's thought experiment. I've admitted before that my knowledge of concepts outside of literature and linguistics is rudimentary at best and the result of self-guided study. Quantum mechanics is clearly one of the areas well beyond my range of comprehension, although theoretical physicist Richard Feynman is quoted as having said that anyone who thinks they understand quantum mechanics does not understand quantum mechanics. This is by no means a retraction, but rather an admission that mine was a purely philosophical exercise, and not a truly scientific one."