"In this debut, Johnjoe McFadden puts forward a novel theory of quantum evolution. He shows how quantum mechanics gives living organisms the ability to initiate specific actions, including new mutations. Indeed, such an ability may be life's most fundamental attribute. This simple but staggering theory has radical implications. Debunking the recent propositions of evolutionary theorists, McFadden argues that evolution may not be random at all. Rather, it may be directed - that is, in certain circumstances, cells may be able to choose to mutate particular genes that provide an advantage in their environment. This property of living organisms to direct their actions undoubtedly lies at the core of the much-disputed issues of consciousness and free will. Quantum Evolution provides a new understanding of the origin of life and the meaning of death."--BOOK JACKET.
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QUANTUM EVOLUTION: The New Science of LifeUser Review - Kirkus
A scientist argues persuasively that both life and consciousness are quantum phenomena.McFadden (Biology/Univ. of Surrey) has set himself daunting tasks—to account both for the genesis of life and ... Read full review
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I picked this book up after becoming fascinated with the quantum world, as painted by Roger Penrose in his 2 terrific books on its relevance to consciousness. This book does briefly cover ... Read full review
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Lifes Biggest Action
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Measurement and Reality
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