Re: marriage pair bonding

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Nov 14 2000 - 05:58:55 MST

Andy Toth <> writes:

> can someone please model this atomically or macromolecularly.
> specifically, the 'lot of work' portion. what is it?

Sure. You just have to either simulate it by solving the Schroedinger
equation for around ~10^25 particles, or do a semiclassical
approximation using molecular simulation software. Since we are doing
a model rather than an emulation, we can simplify things a bit by
replacing the pair with two particles. So we learn that the stability
of relationships depends on the energy level, angular momentum and
spin of the participants. The amount of work is proportional to
Planck's constant, showing that in a Newtonian universe no work to
maintain relationships would be required. Did I miss something?

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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