On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:32:24 PM UTC, Brent wrote:
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> On 4/12/2018 3:12 PM, agrays...@gmail.com <javascript:> wrote:
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> On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:26:53 PM UTC, Brent wrote: 
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>> On 4/12/2018 12:44 PM, agrays...@gmail.com wrote:
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>> *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*
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>> The electron's spin dof can only become entangled with the environment by 
>> an interaction with the environment.
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> Does that happen spontaneously, in the absence of a measurement? AG 
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Isn't this one of the big unsolved problems in QM? How would you explain 
spontaneous entanglement? We think it occurs when we have an instrument to 
measure some observable, but there must be a more general process 
speculated to explain spontaneous entanglement. Don't ya think? AG 

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