A twist on Schrödinger’s Cat... Instead of radioisotope, a Geiger counter, a poison and a cat, inside a sealed box with a light and kept at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure, you place a Winogradsky column and a sealed vial of lyophilized Bacillus subtilis spores. The viable counts in the column and in the vial are the same at t0, around 1010. What are the viable counts in the column and in the vial after 109 years? Why?