Consciousness and biological order: Toward a quantum theory of life and its evolution

  • Amit Goswami
Investigation of Consciousness


Biological order is discussed within the context of the idealist interpretation of quantum mechanics. A quantum mechanism is proposed for quantum speciation and for quantum evolution, in general. It is shown that an extension of neo-Darwinism to include quantum evolution via a quantum mechanism can resolve some of the recent controversies that have rattled evolution theory. It is pointed out that the quantum approach has the further benefit of giving a straightforward insight into the nature of life itself. Experimental support for some aspects of the theory is discussed.


Quantum Measurement Species Selection Downward Causation Quantum Evolution Directed Mutation 
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  • Amit Goswami
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, The Institute of Theoretical ScienceUniversity of OregonEugene

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