# [EM] Schrodinger's Candidate

Forest Simmons forest.simmons21 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 18:57:28 PDT 2021

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El jue., 14 de oct. de 2021 6:55 p. m., Forest Simmons <
forest.simmons21 at gmail.com> escribió:

> Just as Schrodinger's Cat remains in a superposition of two states (alive
> and dead) until the decisive resolution of its wave function into a
> definite eigenstate occasioned by an observational "measurement"
> disturbance (opening and inspecting the contents of the box), so also
> Schrodinger's Candidate remains in a superposition of Good/Bad,
> Winner/Loser, until the ballots are voted and tallied.
>
> In this method each voter chooses for  each candidate a mark from the
> range ...
> Dooper Good or UHB, VB, PB, PG, VG, and SDG, respectively... six judgments
> ... three each of negative and positive connotations that an English major
> could profitably standardize for our patriotic cause.
>
> We cannot avoid numbers forever ... at very least we need to tally the
> ballots for and against each candidate X..... accordingly for each of the
> three gradations gamma of goodness let B(X, gamma) be the number of ballots
> on which candidate X is graded Better than or equal to gamma ... and for
> each of the three gradations beta of badness, let W(X, beta) be the number
> of ballots on which X is graded Worse than or equal to beta.
>
> For each candidate X we form two polynomials in epsilon... one where the
> coefficients are the B for Better values, and another where the
> coefficients are the W for Worse values:
>
> P+ = Sum (k = 0, 1, 2) of
>             Gamma(k)*epsilon^k,
> and
>
> P- = Sum (k in  Three) of
>            Beta(k)*epsilon^k
>
> Here "Three" denotes the set {0, 1, 2}, as in Von Neumann's construction
> of the whole numbers.
>
> Gamma(0, 1, 2 ) =
>
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