Foundations of Physics

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 197–207 | Cite as

Biological utilization of quantum nonlocality

  • Brian D. Josephson
  • Fotini Pallikari-Viras
Part V. Invited Papers Dedicated To John Stewart Bell


The perception of reality by biosystems is based on different, and in certain respects more effective, principles than those utilized by the more formal procedures of science. As a result, what appears as random pattern to the scientific method can be meaningful pattern to a living organism. The existence of this complementary perception of reality makes possible in principle effective use by organisms of the direct interconnections between spatially separated objects shown to exist in the work of J. S. Bell.


Living Organism Scientific Method Random Pattern Formal Procedure Separate Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian D. Josephson
    • 1
  • Fotini Pallikari-Viras
    • 1
  1. 1.Cavendish LaboratoryCambridgeUnited Kingdom

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