Which is the more poetic ... that which moves ...
or that which moves it?
|ZINDO mapping ...
Whatever else this conception proves itself to be, it is offered simply as a contribution to thought on the possible implications
of our realising quantum description of the living state. It has been made into a website because no other avenue
has yet been found for its dissemination.
Although intended as a simple offering and modelled in childish
fashion, it has myriad implications that years of consideration have not yet exhausted, nor in any way has time reduced
the fascination of possibilities it opens up. In the years since first inception research developments in complexity
science, nanotechnology, quantum computing and synthetic biology, amongst others, have served only to confirm this necessary
redirection of living systems theory.
The movement now to quantum life
science, which is the realisation of the physical ultimum for structuralist theory, brings a very different vision
not only in terms of our beginning to understand something of the informational complexity that is embedded within living
systems, but also because it brings living systems theory within the remit of otherwise purely physical theory and philosophy
and this latter, of late, has taken a strange turn.
Fractal Geometry and Chaos Theory, together combined
in Complexity Theory, seem to have opened up new paths by which to readdress timeless philosophical issues such as, for instance, quantum, fractal
or chaotic cosmology, by virtue of the scale invariant properties of physical systems and their recurrence
at different scales of length and time. From this then extend also considerations around the 'worlds-within-worlds'
or microcosm/macrocosm philosophies of even more ancient history by logic of the manifold embedding of complex systems.
Today these seemingly ancient philosophic constructions can be more rationally and directly dealt with by the logically
coherent - and increasingly evidenced - possibility of this being a chaotic fractal universe.
this will be revolutionary enough for our understanding of the physical organisation of space-time, it is a mathematical
abstraction that might still not include living systems were it not for the gathering pace of a concerted movement
towards their quantum description. Living systems then present themselves as self-organised, far-from-equilibrium
and highly complex quantum systems. Complexity, it seems, must be the result of adaptation to chaos.
ultimo we must wonder at the power and subtlety of nature as it is embodied in the butterfly effect that signals
a sensitive system and which is such that, given some 3.8 billion years or so of organic nanotechnology, working up by
quantum steps from the atomic ground, has extended and elaborated the cellular state and built man, effectively, for
all he is, has dreamed and imagines he knows, by the pulse of an atom.
It seems the physicist is not
the atom's way of finding out about atoms, but instead, of course, existence proof that atoms know at least
enough about atoms to make man and that is a lot more than man himself currently knows. No contest really.
Dust 1, Science 0.
The next major explosion
is going to be when
genetics and computers come together.
I'm talking about an organic computer
- about biological substances that
can function like a semiconductor.