Einstein in Hell

"How much consciousness is required, really, to make an observation? Not much I would wager! We have observed our infants, our pets, animals at the zoo, single-celled life under a microscope, a sheet of gold foil suspended in a cyclotron. We have seen all of these things react to stimulus. Why does observation have to begin with the senses of the human scientist? Does the system of the cat not observe, with death throes no less, the release of poison gas?"

A dialogue between Einstein and Satan about the implications of physics and the nature of consciousness, crashed by Schrödinger's Cat. A play with music (some of which made it's way onto Definition).

written 2001