The standard axioms of quantum mechanics imply that in the limit of continuous observation a quantum system cannot evolve.Initially known as

(Andrew HodgesinAlan Turing: the logical and physical basis of computing- pdf)

*Turing’s paradox*, in honor of the mathematician who formulated it in the 1950s, was subsequently identified as

*quantum Zeno effect*, resulting an advanced version of the famous

*Zeno’s arrow paradox*, whose phylosophical result is the negation of motion. A first formulation and derivation of the effect is found in

*Does the lifetime of an unstable system depend on the measuring apparatus?*

^{(1)}, while

**George Sudarshan**and

**Baidyanath Misra**were the first to identify it as quantum Zeno paradox. The two theoretical physicists established that

*an unstable particle will not decay as long as it is kept under continuous observation*

^{(2)}. However they try to save

*goat and cabbage*:

There is a fundamental principle in quantum theory that denies the possibility of continuous observation.On the other hand,^{(2)}

**Ghirardi**,

**Omero**,

**Weber**and

**Rimini**show that:

if the uncertainty relations are properly taken into account the arguments leading to the paradox are not valid.^{(3)}