Quantum Biology: The New Beginning

As I have already mentioned it many times before at TSZ quantum mechanics (or quantum physics) has become an inescapable part of many sciences today. Ever since Erwin Schrödinger wrote his book entitled:  “What is life?”, it became clear to many scientists that quantum aspects of life would have to make their way to biology.

But, just as it was the case with epigenetics, Darwinists  have been resistant to anything that would contradict their preconceived dogma of evolution.

Today, most of evolutionist, though still reluctantly, accept the well established epigenetic influence in the changes of life systems, and some, including few regulars at TSZ, act as if epigenetics has always been predicted by evolution…

Will quantum aspects of life be resisted by Darwinists the same way epigenetics or the ever dwindling so-called junk-DNA in human genome was and still is?

My bet would be that it would be very foolish but Darwinists are capable of that in order to protect their holy grail-Darwinian evolution…However, in some papers, Darwinists have begun to mention the quantum processes as “not well understood”; i.e. why evolution would prefer quantum processes over classical ones… It’s a lot of fun reading those papers with the biased Darwinist scrambling to explain why classical Darwinian evolution was bumped by quantum mechanics …

Photosynthesis, bird navigation, our sense of smell, consciousness, mitosis, mutations and many more have either been confirmed as quantum driven processes or are the best suspects to become such…

On the other hand, the process of cell differentiation in embryo development, self-assembly of the molecular machines in living cells, the memory storage in human brain and many, many more are being researched as the processes that either involve, or depend on, quantum process, like quantum coherence, quantum entanglement, as well as quantum information…

Erwin Schrödinger and many others, like Bohr and Wigner, have supported the idea of the existence of some kind of vitalism as the essential difference separating an inanimate matter and the animate; or separating the matter that is dead or alive…

Will quantum vitalism turn out to be IT?

In my view, quantum vitalism is a good candidate to fill in the chasm separating the inanimate matter and life. However, I have a feeling that dark energy will turn out to be IT or, it it will be the supplemental force sustaining not only the accelerated expansion of the universe but the whole life systems known to men…

64 Replies to “Quantum Biology: The New Beginning”

  1. J-Mac
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    petrushka:
    Quantum mechanics is just a description of the regularities observed at the atomic and subatomic level.

    That it is discordant with billiard ball determinism is surprising and inconvenient for some philosophies. But it is just a description, and not even a “final” description.

    As Newtonian mechanics was quite sufficient for aiming Howitzers and rockets to the moon, QM is sufficient for designing computer chips. But it is not a philosophy, even if some of its expounders engage in philosophy.

    Creationists want science to tackle “why” questions. This is lurking behind the word “design.” Not that patterns in nature are complex, beautiful and elegant, but that they are intended buy an intender.

    QM does not reveal whyness, only howness.

    Ha! We have a candidate for the new winner of the Nobel Prize in physics! He found regularities in quantum mechanics… Finally!!! Winner!!! Winner!!! He is going to win a chicken dinner…

    ETA: The unification of QM and gravity is going to be a piece of cake for pietrushka …lol

  2. Kantian Naturalist Kantian Naturalist
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    I’m not happy with the whyness/howness distinction but I think there’s a distinction in the neighboring bushes that’s worth making. There is something to the distinction between science and metaphysics.

    I do think that creationism is, wittingly or unwittingly, itself a version of scientism as well as pseudoscience — the latter because it appeals to a discredited and discarded scientific theory, the former because it appeals to scientific in settling theological questions.

    (By contrast, design theory never got to the stage of becoming a scientific theory in the first place — so it’s a different species of pseudoscience.)

  3. Kantian Naturalist Kantian Naturalist
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    J-Mac: I’m not assuming… I know that plants use mathematical equations in quantum photosynthesis to calculate the ratios between light absorption and energy storage for the optimal energy use rate…
    Not only that, mutant plants either can’t do it or their calculation of light absorption process vs starch reserves is disrupted…

    If you think that plants have to be actually doing math in order for their processes to be described by mathematics, then my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.

  4. Entropy Entropy
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    J-Mac:
    I’m not assuming… I know that plants use mathematical equations in quantum photosynthesis to calculate the ratios between light absorption and energy storage for the optimal energy use rate…

    You know that plants perform those calculations?! Did you catch them in the act of calculating? How did they react to your presence where they didn’t expect you to look? Or where they that willing to pass on their knowledge?

    J-Mac:
    Not only that, mutant plants either can’t do it or their calculation of light absorption process vs starch reserves is disrupted…

    So it’s their calculations that are disrupted! All this time I thought that mutations disrupted some basal biochemical activities, but it’s just calculations. So, maybe if we lend those plants a computer they’ll be all right. Or maybe we can ask the other plants to share their calculations with those poor mutants.

    J-Mac:
    Thank you Dr. Beheand Dr. Lonnig for exposing the Darwinian Devolution!!!
    I owe you both more than lunch!!!

    Those two caught the plants calculating? Wow, they must have won a Nobel prize for that. Where can we read about plants caught in the act of calculating quantum mechanical probabilities and such? Did the discoverers save the calculations performed by those plants? I mean, why waste computer time when those plants have it already.

    The most astoundingly stupid argument for magical beings in the sky ever.

  5. Entropy Entropy
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    J-Mac:
    Ha! We have a candidate for the new winner of the Nobel Prize in physics!

    Nah! All the prizes will go to those scientists who caught plants in the act of calculating. Plants performing advanced calculations in quantum mechanics! Some on! Nothing deserves a Nobel prize after that kind of discovery.

    J-Mac:
    He found regularities in quantum mechanics… Finally!!! Winner!!! Winner!!! He is going to win a chicken dinner…

    I think you don’t know what regularities mean. Here’s a hint: if there was no regularities, there would be no equations describing anything in quantum mechanics.

    Also, since you think that plants perform calculations in quantum mechanics, who do you think you’re kidding when you try and make fun of others? You’re simply not qualified to judge anything as laughable.

    J-Mac:
    ETA: The unification of QM and gravity is going to be a piece of cake for pietrushka …lol

    A worm would be closer to solving that problem than you. Oh, wait! Ask those plants to solve the problem! They’re already performing calculations in quantum mechanics after all!

  6. Neil Rickert
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    Moved a post to guano.

  7. Kantian Naturalist Kantian Naturalist
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    Neil Rickert:
    Moved a post go guano.

    That’s not good for phoodoo’s argument that the moderation here is heavily biased against Christians but oh well.

  8. J-Mac
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    Neil Rickert:
    Moved a post go guano.

    Neil,
    This is wrong! Whenever bloggers have no arguments and resort to …. it shows that they have no argument… Guano should be for abcene lauguage and not when Darwin’s boy are foaming due to the lack of arguments

  9. J-Mac
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    Kantian Naturalist: If you think that plants have to be actually doing math in order for their processes to be described by mathematics, then my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.

    Is what you think about plants doing math relevant in any way? Do you think they care? If you don’t care one way or another, just be honest and tell us… Why should we waste our time? I certainly do not…I can’t remember how many times it has been…

  10. J-Mac
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    Entropy: Nah! All the prizes will go to those scientists who caught plants in the act of calculating. Plants performing advanced calculations in quantum mechanics! Some on! Nothing deserves a Nobel prize after that kind of discovery.

    I think you don’t know what regularities mean. Here’s a hint: if there was no regularities, there would be no equations describing anything in quantum mechanics.

    Also, since you think that plants perform calculations in quantum mechanics, who do you think you’re kidding when you try and make fun of others? You’re simply not qualified to judge anything as laughable.

    A worm would be closer to solving that problem than you. Oh, wait! Ask those plants to solve the problem! They’re already performing calculations in quantum mechanics after all!

    Lol!
    I’m really glad you have embraced QM in some way…I know it is not going to change your bias, but who knows…

  11. Entropy Entropy
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    J-Mac:
    This is wrong! Whenever bloggers have no arguments and resort to …. it shows that they have no argument… Guano should be for abcene lauguage and not when Darwin’s boy are foaming due to the lack of arguments

    Sure, because the argument that plants solve equations in quantum mechanics must be devastating! Because laughing at the astounding idiocy of the argument, and pointing to what that idiocy implies about the arguer, is not enough!

  12. J-Mac
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    Kantian Naturalist: If you think that plants have to be actually doing math in order for their processes to be described by mathematics, then my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.

    I don’t think…It interferes with my sports… lol

  13. J-Mac
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    Kantian Naturalist: If you think that plants have to be actually doing math in order for their processes to be described by mathematics, then my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.

    Asking for evidence would help…but you and entropy already know it’s there…You are just trying to minimize the damage…Yeah… there is much more coming…lol

  14. Entropy Entropy
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    J-Mac:
    Asking for evidence would help…

    I already asked you a bunch of questions, but you didn’t care to read what I wrote. So, who’re you kidding?

    J-Mac:
    but you and entropy already know it’s there…You are justtrying to minimize the damage…Yeah… there is much more coming…lol

    Really? Plants solving equations on quantum mechanics? Nope. I’ve never seen evidence for that, nor do I expect to see evidence for something that silly. Nobody has witnessed a plant solving equations, let alone in quantum mechanics. Nobody has even looked for evidence for something as ass-backwards nonsensical as it being necessary to solve those equations so that the phenomena would happen. But, heck, if you think there’s such evidence, and believe such nonsense, and that makes you happy. Carry on. Who am I to keep you from your fantasies?

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