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Quantum Perspectives on Evolution

  • Diederik AertsEmail author
  • Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi
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Abstract

We present a view of the evolving reality based on our understanding of the recently discovered (in the time scale of human evolution) quantum laws, how they manifest at the different organizational levels of inert matter, living organisms and cultural artifacts, and what they possibly imply regarding the nature of the stuff the world is made of. What emerges is a pancognitivist framework in which the notion of quantumness enterlace with multiple aspects of our world, including the appearance of the complex life forms on the surface of our planet.

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Acknowledgements

We are grateful to Liane Gabora for her constructive comments that helped improving the manuscript. We are also thankful to Nelson Abreu, for providing the stimulus and motivation to write this article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diederik Aerts
    • 1
    Email author
  • Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies and Department of MathematicsBrussels Free UniversityBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies, Brussels Free UniversityBrusselsBelgium

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