The Classical Zeno Effect

A Dramatic Presentation of a Classical Analogue to the Quantum Zeno Effect

A Play in One Act:

John Boy: Good night, Mary Ellen.

Mary Ellen: Good night John Boy.

JB: Are you asleep?

ME: No.

JB: Are you asleep?

ME: No.

JB: Are you asleep?

ME: No.

Repeat several more times

Exeunt, pursued by a bear.

Comments

  1. #1 Dennis
    February 24, 2006

    Brilliant! If I had been drinking milk, I probably would have snorted it out of my nose.

  2. #2 Kate Nepveu
    February 24, 2006

    I wasn’t drinking when he pulled this out during dinner, which is a good thing, because I laughed so hard that the dog got all concerned and excited.

  3. #3 anon
    February 26, 2006

    Ha! This might be the best physics joke evar.