Quantum Evolution presents a revolutionary new scientific theory by asking: is there a force of will behind evolution? In his astonishing first book, Johnjoe. Molecular biologist Johnjoe McFadden risks the Inquisition by suggesting just such a possibility in Quantum Evolution: The New Science of Life. Directed at a. Johnjoe McFadden “enters new and provocative territory in his marriage of physics and biology” (Science News). His simple but staggering theory of quantum.
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Quantum Evolution: How Physics’ Weirdest Theory Explains Life’s Biggest Mystery by Johnjoe McFadden
Factor in the multiverse and a quantum take on Decarte’s “I think therefore I am” philosophy and you’ve got yourself one incredible book. Michalak rated it liked it Dec 28, Open Preview See a Problem? Personally I think Mr. Well, this experiments haven’t worked.
If you want a primer on quantum mechanics, look elsewhere. In a nutshell, the original molecule uses quantum mechanical superposition to try on a gigantic number of possible designs, one of which will happen to be self-replicating.
I feel evplution by reading it I took an entire course in microbiology, an entire course in quantum mechanics minus the math and maybe a partial course or online course in thermodynamics.
A good exploration of how an understanding of quantum mechanics may impact the assumed probabilities of life spontaneously emerging. Do not read this in bed if your partner is trying to sleep.
Quantum Evolution: Life in the Multiverse (2011)
His simple but staggering theory of quantum evolution shows how quantum mechanics gives living organisms mcfdden ability to initiate specific actions, including new mutations. The EM fields ought to be faint echoes of the states of the neurons in the local area, sort of an average of the voltage of all the cells nearby. Later I lost the thread and got confused.
Books by Johnjoe McFadden. Just like your computer processes information by sending electricity around in little wires, your brain processes information by sending little pulses of electricity around among nerve cells. Other Books Life on the Edge: The copying took off, feeding back on itself to generate lots more copies of this molecule, as each new copy can start making copies itself.
But evoking quantum mechanics, the molecule can try out all kinds of different arrangements simultaneously, and the one variety that can self-replicate will pop the molecule out of the quantum superposition automatically. McFadden isn’t a physicist – but Matthew J. Otherwise, the book seems to have suffered the indignity of being ignored by the scientific commun Readers wanting to learn about science and how scientists think would be well advised to bear in mind that this work reflects the author’s extremely idiosyncratic views on biology and that a mainstream consensus isn’t presented.
In short, this appears to be classic “quantum woo”. Gives a nice qhantum of the effect of Quantum Mechanics on how life might have originated hypothetically, explained explicitly in the book! Paperbackpages. Otherwise, the book seems to have suffered the indignity of being ignored by the scientific community. You stole our lunch money, mcfaddden we forgive you.
Quantum Evolution: The New Science of Life
Johnjoe McFadden “enters new and provocative territory in his marriage of physics and biology” Science News. But reaching them in particular will be a challenge for booksellers.
Trivia About Quantum Evolution Kja rated it liked it May 05, This gets around the thorny problem of atomicity in evolution also known as the “flying dragons” or “what use is an eye halfway through it’s evolution” problem. Traversing all the great thinkers who laid the foundations of biology, genetics, physics, chemistry and mechanics, the first half is written for those with very little or no knowledge of science.
Quantum mechanics is counter-intuitive, deeply mathematical and johnje your head hurt.
Readers wanting to learn about science and how scientists think would be well advised to bear in mind that this work reflects the author’s extremely idiosyncratic views on biology and that a mainstream consensus isn’t presented.
As a scientist, that makes it difficult to explain to a general audience. John rated it really liked it Mar 29, Yaru Lin rated it really liked it Jul 16, McFadden overstates his case. McFadden’s school is listed as the ‘alternative.
K, actually, this is one of my favorites because it presents the science behind a great deal of my deepest spiritual beliefs. They exist because they have been able to thrive in the current environment. Seanlindstedt rated it mcfaden liked it Apr 13, Emilio J Garcia rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Jan 05, Suhas Bhat rated it really liked it. But I can’t think of anything that disproves them either. Dec 11, Leftjab rated it really liked it. Enthusiastic readers may be found, however, among those once immersed in science but who have been away from it for a long time; they will be able to use the beginning as a refresher course and will then be prepared for the main thesis.