Here’s a fascinating discussion into how Quantum effects translate into the macro-world of biology.
I admit, I’ve despised most of the lip flapping I’ve heard about Quantum effects in the macro world, because the talk was always so disjointed, just so, assumption up the wazoo, self-questioning not in evidence. And,… I started this video with a bit of attitude and a chip on my shoulder. But I listened, sitting patiently through the introduction, kept on listening because somehow something was resonating within me, (rather that the red flags that usually litter the field by this point). As I continued listening, I enjoyed a few ah-ha moments and the whole notion made a little more sense than it ever has before.
Though they are presenting something radically different from the usual mumbo-jumbo. This one has to do with actual Physical Reality,
I’m curious if anyone decides to listen to this, whether they are as impressed as I am?
World Science Festival Sep 17, 2015
Can the spooky world of quantum physics explain bird navigation, photosynthesis and even our delicate sense of smell? Clues are mounting that the rules governing the subatomic realm may play an unexpectedly pivotal role in the visible world. Join leading thinkers in the emerging field of quantum biology as they explore the hidden hand of quantum physics in everyday life and discuss how these insights may one day revolutionize thinking on everything from the energy crisis to quantum computers.
(The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Our mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.)