This bold new theory of 'quantum weirdness' could rewrite the story of evolution

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This bold new theory of 'quantum weirdness' could rewrite the story of evolution

Stephon Alexander

Quote:...Our collaborative brainchild emerged by converging Darwin's theory of natural selection and the quantum superposition principle. This weaved the relentless engine of evolution into the enigmatic behaviour of quantum entities.

Darwin's theory of natural selection hinges on genetic variations, survival, and reproduction. It favours organisms with advantageous traits, thereby propelling evolution.

Conversely, the principle of quantum superposition illuminates the peculiar ability of quantum entities, such as electrons or molecules, to exist in multiple states simultaneously – a concept that defies classical physics.
We christened our creation the 'bio-dynamic optimisation principle'. At its core, it asserts that living systems evolve to exploit any aspect of physics that enables exploration of all possible ‘fitness landscapes’.

As seen below, a ‘fitness landscape’ is a visual or conceptual representation in biology and evolution that shows how the fitness, or success, of an organism depends on its genetic traits, or genotype, and how those traits interact with the surrounding environment.

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'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell

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