I was reading that when horizontally polarized light hits a vertical Polaroid all the light is blocked out. But when the Polaroid is off the vertical, some but not all photons "decide" to jump into the new plane of polarization. Could this be a "road less traveled" kind of effect?
If a run of two or three photons make the jump then conditions are affected in such a way, that the next photon is less likely to make the jump. Then as one or more photons get blocked, conditions cool down a bit increasing the likelihood that another run of jumps will occur: a mechanism of so called "deciding".