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  • The quantum life (quantum mechanics can explain many fundamental aspects of life)

    07/19/2009 5:42:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1,259+ views
    Physics World ^ | 7/15/2009 | Paul Davies
    To a physicist, life seems little short of miraculous — all those stupid atoms getting together to perform such clever tricks! For centuries, living organisms were regarded as some sort of magic matter. Today, we know that no special “life force” is at work in biology; there is just ordinary matter doing extraordinary things, all the while obeying the familiar laws of physics. What, then, is the secret of life’s remarkable properties? In the late 1940s and 1950s it was fashionable to suppose that quantum mechanics — or perhaps some soon-to-be-formulated “post-quantum mechanics” — held the key to the mystery...