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Buridan’s donkey between two piles of hay, faced with the dilemma if it should walk to the left or to the right in order to eat. Taking a decision corresponds to the process of Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking. 

Buridan’s donkey between two piles of hay, faced with the dilemma if it should walk to the left or to the right in order to eat. Taking a decision corresponds to the process of Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking. 

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