Re: "God Does Not Play Dice..."

From: scerir (
Date: Sun Jan 14 2001 - 09:31:00 MST

>> Let's go back. In the Beginning (so to speak)
>> there were ZERO genome copies of X.
>> There was, in fact, no X.

> The really big jump, I think, is from
> non-replacing chemical soup to replicators.

Self-replication, quantum evolution, the quantum zeno
effect and strange superpositions are discussed here,
by Johnjoe McFadden.

and criticized here

Matthew J. Donald
"A review of Johnjoe McFadden's book ³Quantum Evolution"
In "Quantum Evolution: Life in the Multiverse"
(HarperCollins, 2000), ISBN 0-00-255948-X, 0-00-655128-9,
Johnjoe McFadden makes far-reaching claims for the
importance of quantum physics in the solution of
problems in biological science. In this review,
I discuss the relevance of unitary wavefunction
dynamics to biological systems, analyse the
inverse quantum Zeno effect, and argue that
McFadden's use of quantum theory is deeply flawed.

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