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Keep Your Cat Indoors, For Natures Sake

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TheCount, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    More than that, my cat, Butterkup, is a cybernetic killing machine from the future.

    He actually knows two human words: "Sarah" and "Connor". And he's always meowing about them. Quite frankly, he seems obsessed, and I'm a little worried.
  2. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Excellent points all around.

    If people didn't exist, cats would just stay locked up in their homes all day where they couldn't hurt anyone.
  3. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    :laugh2:

    Yeah like cats never existed outside before humans domesticated them and decide that THEY wanted to keep them inside.
  4. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Dexter says just try and keep me inside...

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  5. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    My cat is an indoor cat that just types on the computer all day and somehow dead birds end up piling up by the front door. It is very disconcerting.
  6. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    You know what else science has proved about cats?

    When you put them in a box and close the lid, they're both alive and dead until you reopen the box and observe them.

    True story... :D
  7. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Since Richard Fernandez received one of these letters from the Australian government, I assume that the cat is a metaphor.

    "Tyrants can't abide independent minded creatures."
  8. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    You left out a couple of critical items that are also in the box.
  9. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    You're right. How irresponsible of me.

    You must put the cat in a box with a vile of poison, a radioactive isotope, and a sensor capable of detecting the spin of a photon. If the isotope emits a photon that spins clockwise, the sensor will detect it and release the poison in the box. However, if the photon is spinning counterclockwise, the poison will not be released.

    After the photon has been released and detected, the cat is actually both alive and dead until you observe it.

    You know what this means? Zombie cats are real! But they only exist when you're NOT looking at them.

    My question about this little thought experiment has always been this: Does the experiment only apply to cats and, if so, does it only apply to cats owned by Schrodinger?
  10. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    My neighbors and I love that my cat kills mice and moles. He has a bell, so he doesn’t really get birds (at least not the smart ones) and we keep him inside during fletching season. He is not happy being inside all the time—never was, even before he got out for the first time. It something wired inside him, I think. Though, my wife parents and my parents both have had cats that do not want anything to do with the outside.
  11. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    :laugh2:
  12. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Why you gotta drag Schrodinger's name through the mud here Sip?

    :D
  13. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    Everyone's a comedian. And yet this is serious business, for Utopia is within our reach, but not until we deal with the cat problem!
  14. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    I don't know what science has against cats. But when it isn't trapping them in boxes and trying to poison them, it's insisting they be kept behind lock and key.
  15. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    I'm not in favor of that per se. Put them on a leash. Take them for a spin. But funny you should take this in a science-centric tangent. I'm working on a theory and will present it at the right ime. You know the elusive dark energy that cannot quite be accounted for and has sent the scientific community into such a prolonged frenzy of research/study? I'm confident now that it has something to do with cats. They are the preeminent dark underbelly in the Universe. Stay tuned.
  16. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    In essence, you're saying that cats are what's keeping the universe expanding at a rate faster than what we'd expect. If that's the case, if it weren't for cats, we wouldn't exist at all!
  17. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Well-Known Member

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  18. jubal

    jubal Active Member

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    I for one would like to lump the cat problem with the English Sparrow and the flocks of, pooping on everything,Grackles,you know the ones that swarm in and on the trees and buildings around the malls and parking lots.
  19. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Self-defense is an individual right.

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  20. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    That's a dumb bird.

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