Quantum Life Science
|Quaternion = Julia Set = driven trapped atom
Since biology is the study of living things, it is
simultaneously the study of ourselves, making it
intensely personal of the sciences and
one whose philosophy is the most
subject to emotionalism and dogma.
Becker & Marino, 1982
of the Human Genome Mapping Project in 2001, ironically, marked an end
to classical life science and as the old
dogma falls away we enter a 'post-genomic' era
during which life science has, necessarily, to
Signal to the limit of the mainstream metaphysic is that only ~3% of the chromosomal
material is biologically meaningful, the remaining ~97% having historically been
denoted as 'junk
Progress in life science now critically depends on finding the means to offer functional
explanation for this material and, scientifically speaking, quantum theory is the only
conceptual tool immediately
Overarching to this disciplinary crisis and making necessary the shift to a quantum
developments in nanotechnology. The case is then further made urgent
by the need for significant
progress in quantum computing where the 'natural' or
organic nanotechnology of the cell serves
as the first point of reference and
resource for the synthetic technologies working to that end.
Hypothesising that living systems are fundamentally quantum should, after more
80 years of quantum physics, be unexceptionable, a logical truth obscured
only by the semantic
trick delivered by history that named the discipline of their
study 'biology' rather than some
more exact description of 'carbon physics' or,
perhaps better, 'quantum systems physics'.
Necessity is the simplest driver of this site and introduction of the gedanken experiment
outlined here is intended to offer theoretical support to the emerging 'real' life science
that is willing to explore the quantum reality underpinning living systems organisation.
Generically, this would be quantum life science.
|Fractal scale invariance - at quantum, meso and cosmic scales - requires a transcendent mathematic
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The more I examine the universe
and study the detail of its architecture the more
evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known we were coming.
quoted in Davies (1995) Are We Alone?
Quantum Life Science in a Fractal Universe
website created 23 November 2009