Hameroff S. 2017. Chapter 20 - The Quantum Origin of Life: How the Brain Evolved to Feel Good. S. 333-353 in: Tibayrenc M. & Ayala F.J. (Hrsg.). On Human Nature . Academic Press, 814 S. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-420190-3.00020-X.
Red flags abound here. Looking at your second to last reference: New journal in the “OMICS” group; two authors of three in the Dermatology department; nearly incoherent, only semi-literate abstract showing no evidence of editing or even proofreading. Not a good start.
I think people just like the term Quantum…Bethel church recently published a book on Quantum Mysticism and the Physics of Heaven…what a load of garbage that is…people just don’t understand what quantum means and try and attach it to whatever “new” idea they have.
Maybe this should be a quantum topic with quantum responses in a quantum thread…we can reach a quantum understanding to these quantum problems…just playing…time for another series of jokes…
I picked up Johnjoe McFadden’s book “Quantum Evolution” (2000) a while ago but haven’t got around to reading it yet. Skipping to the later chapters and flicking around, the key ideas are that quantum mechanics can explain non-random mutations with respect to fitness (i.e. adaptive mutations induced by environment), and also explain the origin of irreducibly complex structures via exploration of the sequence-space multiverse according to the many worlds interpretation.
The only recoverable information is related to the process of mutation at the molecular level. There’s no doubt that quantum effects play a part at the smallest scales. However, I don’t see how they can scale up those quantum molecular interactions to the whole organism.
Lol! I used to use the phrase heisenbergs uncertainty principle a lot from Christian apologetics books. Gotta admit, I don’t really have a clue what I was on about with it and certainly never understood it but it sounded good at the time