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The Quantum Coherent Organism

Mae-Wan Ho

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Re-examines the proposal that organisms are quantum coherent, first presented by the author in 1993*, in the light of new developments in quantum physics and molecular genetics.

*The Rainbow an The Worm, The Physics of Organisms, World Scientific, Singapore, 1993, 2nd edition, 1998 (reprinted 2000, 2001, 2003) available online

"A breezy, undisciplined romp through the most fascinating advances in contemporary science."

Key words

Schrödinger's cat, quantum coherent universe, the two-slit experiment, Aharonov-Bohm effect, freezing light, thermodynamics of organised complexity, coherent energy storage, Fröhlich's coherent excitations, factorizability of the coherent state, quantum jazz, time and entropy, fractal space-time.

Based on Lecture at The Rank Prize Funds Symposium, Grasmere, Cumbria, 19-22 April 2004.

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