On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:12:58 PM UTC, agrays...@gmail.com wrote: > > > > On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:26:53 PM UTC, Brent wrote: >> >> >> >> On 4/12/2018 12:44 PM, agrays...@gmail.com wrote: >> >> *Let's simplify the model. Instead of a Nitrogen molecule, consider a >> free electron at rest in some frame. Its only degree of freedom is spin >> IIUC. Is it your claim that this electron become entangled with its >> environment via its spin WF, which is a superposition of UP and DN? Does >> this spin WF participate in the entanglement? TIA, AG* >> >> >> The electron's spin dof can only become entangled with the environment by >> an interaction with the environment. >> >> Brent >> > > Does that happen spontaneously, in the absence of a measurement? AG >
If entanglement of a system with the environment requires measurement, and if virtually everything in the physical world is entangled with the environment, aka "the world" -- which seems to be the prevailing belief -- what concept of measurement do we need to explain this? AG -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.