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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Aug 16, Adam rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The hairiest heresy of evolutionary biology, the one most likely to get scientists evolutiin burned at the stake, is the notion that any force more selective than blind chance could drive mutation.

Quantum Evolution: Life in the Multiverse (2011)

Nerve cells tend to do a lot of crystal meth. 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.

Evan rated it really liked it Jun 07, Otherwise, the book seems to have suffered the indignity of being ignored by the scientific community. Jul 15, Lisa Taylor rated it it was amazing Shelves: Imagine a tide pool on ancient earth, where a little bit of brown glop over in the corner contains some molecules that are on their way to becoming self-replicating.

Seriously, even if he had made no conclusion and just left this to be an informative book, I would have LOVED it because of the thoroughness of his explanation. Piling more nonsense atop of other nonsense is not the way to do science.


If you love science, just read it. Read it, and be amazed. There was a lot eolution talk of electrons hanging out in the bottom of quantum wells, or of hydrogen atoms hanging out in otherwise empty space, or other very simple, idealized situations. Besides, what could the EM fields do independently of the action potentials? The rewards of reading are great, and the author bows johnhoe enough to established theory that he might meet the fate of his intellectual predecessors.

Quantum mechanics is counter-intuitive, deeply mathematical and makes your head hurt. McFadden argues that the odds were helped along by quantum mechanics — he suggests that the initial fumbling around in ancient tidepools johnoe generate the first self-replicating molecule was quantum-mechanical, so the candidate molecules existed as superpositions of many different configurations simultaneously.

Quantum Evolution: Life in the Multiverse | Johnjoe Mcfadden

Do not read this in bed if your partner is trying to sleep. To see ,cfadden your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It means you have organisms unicellular and above. This book is written so efficiently, almost every sentence gives you some new piece of information. Posted by timeadmin at 7: Everyone get in the TimeBlimp!!! We know that if you bake a cake, you’re not going to pull a chocolate mousse out of the oven.

But I can’t think of anything that disproves them either. Layers of understanding about the unfathomable peculiarities of evokution particles lead to amazing possibilities.

I feel like by reading it I took an entire course in microbiology, an entire course in quantum mechanics minus the m This book is fucking amazing. Containing both an introduction to quantum physics and the probabilistic universe, and McFadden’s theory on how quantum theory intersects with evolution, this book is a page by page gasp-a-thon! I was drawn to the book as McFadden tried to illustrate how quantum physics could be applied to evoljtion in order to solve one of the pesky unanswered questions in evolutionary theory – how did organic life begin on earth?


Quantum Evolution: The New Science of Life

This is a fallacious argument from incredulity, which he attempts to support by referencing Michael Behe’s Darwin’s Black Box. Traversing all the great thinkers who mcfaddeen the foundations of biology, genetics, physics, chemistry and mechanics, the first half is written for those with very little or no knowledge of science.

But at some point, one of those quantum states did consist of a self-replicator, and by definition, once it popped into existence it started to make copies of itself. No trivia or quizzes yet. Published May 17th by W. Lists with This Book. Paperbackpages.

We’ve been able to identify and document a few jphnjoe these iterations. He also refers to perhaps the biggest gaping hole in evolutionary theory remaining — the origin of life.

The New Science of Life. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. John rated it really liked it Mar 29, As a scientist, that makes it difficult to explain to a general audience.