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Life on the Edge35In general I love reading about the smallest processes in biology or physics I could read an ntire book on the inner life of the mitochondria s Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education electron transport chain and I would benthralled I find it pretty xciting when authors want to understand the most in depth mechanisms at work in a ach system I love it Cruise Control even if the authors take the knowledge they uncover and attempt to apply it to big systems such as networks systems biologytc The authors of tis book tried to do just that I am not xactly sure why I didn t love this book Perhaps despite my constant critiues of books that are promoting sexy science at the xpense of providing a realistic understanding of the subject at hand I wanted sexy science from this book At times City Limits even though it A wonderful book describing wonderful thingsScience is not my strongest area in learning but this book makes clear an opaue to me part of physics which usually is understood through mathematics and specialized scientific uipment able to view or measure particles of atoms As a book written for the general reader it does not have a lot of math and it includes drawings which add clarity to the subject addressed in ach chapter The chapters ach cover a single main subject which illuminates how plant and animal molecular biology has been discovered performing vital life sustaining functions with uantum physics Each chapter builds on the previous information described arlier in the book which allowed this reader to keep up But I recommend a consistent progression revisiting the book Culture and Enchantment every day to read a chapter if you are not a science geek If the book is picked up days later from the last time one may have read it the reader might need to start over re reading againarlier chaptersI was astounded that the authors were able to describe such subjects as uantum photosynthesis and the lectrical uantum activity of neurons in such a clear yet simple manner that someone not very scientific can understand these important new discoveries The last chapters are speculative but never irrationally so Instead I am as xcited as the authors are to see if future uantum biology research will uncover about why we are alive and why rocks are not These discoveries are new to me because I graduated from college several decades ago I am very D DAY Through German Eyes 2 excited about being able to understand the uantum world a touch better through thexamples given in Baroque Personae each chapterI recommend The Coming Age of uantum Biology to those familiar with the slightly difficult science magazines and articles The material is made simple as possible but it is not dumbed down absolutely stunning a book that with often beautiful prose describes key concepts of uantum physics and uantum biology in a way that is detailed and not oversimplified but still able to be understood by a layperson such as myself who doesn tven have an A level in physics a fascinating Democratic Art exploration of what is potentially the mostxciting groundbreaking field of science presently I absolutely loved this book The subject is fascinating and it s written in an Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? easy to read style that is very layman friendly There s a sprinkling of humour and the proseven borders on the poetic in placesThe xamples the authors choose to illustrate the concepts they are trying to teach are xcellently chosen and really held my attention I recommend this book to anybody with an interest in this seriously ngaging subject Spooky action at a distance still does my head in though I have a problem *with most of the new science books that I ve been *most of the new science books that I ve been lately They really aren t saying anything new and when they do they seem to nter into woo woo land The authors demonstrate nicely how certain biological processes such as the internal magnetic compass of a certain kind of Robin the photosynthesis in plants the universal Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust energy currency of life ATP thenzyme process and how the sense of smell can all be thought best in terms of uantum mechanicsThose Conscience and Memory examples make up the first half of the book My problem with the book is the second half All objective knowledge can be broken down into the subatomic uantum mechanical level but that doesn t mean they should be The authors go off the rails andnter the land of woo with ascribing the origins of life the genetic code in general and mutations in particular and our consciousness as best understood by uantum mechanical processes As much as the next person I love the mysteries of the uantum world but I don t want to reduce the process understudy down to that level unless it is absolutely necessary I really get tired at how many authors including these refer to the problem of consciousness as the hard at how many authors including these refer to the problem of consciousness as the hard There have been many strides lately on understanding consciousness but mixing it with the woo woo of physics the way a Depak Chopra would is never the right approachIt is a pity This book had a lot going for it in the beginning because the authors as biologist really know how to Pansy Vol. 6 explain the physics The authors tell the listener in very clear terms what Feynman meant by all the mysteries of physics are contained within the double slitxperiment Everyone who reads books like this one should take the time and trouble and look up the Feynman Lectures on the Character of Physical Law on Youtube seven of the happiest hours I Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods ever spent This bookxplains the double split Elizabeth I experiment the particlewave duality the measurement problem and specifically for the book uantum tunnelingntanglement coherence and superposition Also the authors really knew how to Education in a New Society explain the steps in the scientific process a biologist needs in order to reach coherent consistent and non contradictory conclusionsI m still looking for new popular science books that teach me things I don t already know and which don tnter into the land of woo For a long time it was believed that scientists could only study uantum mechanics at absolute zero in their labs Yet in recent years Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education excellentvidence of uantum mechanics at work in humans birds plants and other living things has come to the fore Who knew This book is a fascinating and very accessible introduction for the general reader It uses virtually no math Rather the writers possess a neat gift for metaphor Stephen Jay Gould had this gift too and while Life on the Edge isn t SJG that paragon of science writing it does the job and does it well What lies beyond the molecular level Where we can not see Please note that I Life is the most xtraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be Even in an age of cloning and artificial biology the remarkable truth remains nobody has ver made anything living The Baby Swap Miracle entirely out of dead material Life remains the only way to make life Are we still missing a vital ingredient in its creation      Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene which provided a new perspective on howvolution works Life on the Edge alters our understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics Bringi.

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S zu seri ser Wissenschaft passt Und wenn diese Grenze f llt was ist dann noch unm glich Was ist dann Spinnerei oder Wahnsinn und was Realit t Ein paar Hypothesen lassen sich aufstellenEs gibt bersehene Faktoren in den bekannten 3 Dimensionen die so klein oder in ihrer Wirkung so gering sind dass man sie bisher nicht in Betracht gezogen hatMehr Dimensionen als angenommen Aus der 4ten und weiteren Dimensionen kommen Wechselwirkungen die Stoffwechselprozesse Fotosynthese und das Leben in unserer Dimension rm glichen Ohne diese Verbindung w re Leben nicht m glich Angenommen das Leben w rde in unserer Dimension oder in iner anderen Dimension verschwinden W rde das auch das Leben in der angekoppelten Dimension zerst renParalleluniversen Ein Paralleluniversum wechselwirkt mit dem anderen Die Naturgesetze sind durch ine unbekannte Art von Entropie geformt Verschiedene Varianten der Grunds tze der Thermodynamik und Gravitation stehen zwischen den Universen in Wechselwirkung Oder mehrere Paralleluniversen mit mehreren Arten von Naturgesetzen stehen in komplexem Zusammenspiel Bei inem Multiversum w ren die Variationsm glichkeiten ntsprechend unendlichSimula McFadden and Al Khalili xplore the role of uantum mechanics in living organisms This new field of uantum biology is finding that life lies on the dge between classical and uantum physics thus the title of the book The authors do not believe in any spiritual or mystical influences rather they dig deeply into biochemistry They identify specific situations in which the uantum properties of lectrons and protons influence organic processes McFadden and Al Khalili Gender Justice explain without math the relevant attributes of the uantum world wave particle duality uantum t I really appreciate well written books about science when they are written by active researchers in the field And this book ualifies as McFadden is a research biologist and Al Khalili is a theoretical physicist They are both activelyngaged in researching Generations and Collective Memory evidence for uantum phenomena that are responsible for complex biological mechanismsThe book focuses on several important and difficult biology problems photosynthesis respiration magnetoreception bird migration consciousness genetics the sense of smell and the origin of life Each of these is still a mystery and the authors find some or a lot ofvidence for uantum mechanics being an ssential componentI found a couple of the issues to be particularly fascinating Some birds that migrate thousands of miles definitely use magnetoreception to find their way But the receptors are also connected with sight and reuire light in order for the magnetoreception to work And some butterflies also have magnetoreceptors on their antennae It can take three generations for some butterflies to do a complete round trip of a thousand miles or How in the world is this possibleI also found it fascinating that for photosynthesis to occur plants may use a form of a uantum computer to perform the necessary catalysis And the problem that the uantum computer solves is well known it is the traveling salesman problemThe authors freuently repeat a uote by physicist Richard Feynman If you cannot make it then you don t understand it In other words you don t really understand a biological or physical process until you can duplicate it in the lab Well that is certainly the case for the biological processes that are discussed in this book The origin of life is far from our understandingResearch on this topic is proceeding rapidly and the authors found that by the time they had finished writing the book some parts were already dated So they added an xtra chapter at the nd to include recent *results But they recognize that by the time the book is published *But they recognize that by the time the book is published will still contain some out of date ideas And that is wonderful because science is a process not an nd result You might think that this book has received four stars but if you know anything about uantum theory you will be aware that a uantum object can be in a superposition of states And this uantum book is in a superposed state of 5 stars for the subject which is fascinating and important and 3 stars for the writing which is disappointingly poor given Jim Al Khalili s Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America expertise andxperienceIt might seem that the whole concept of uantum biology is a truism that hardly needs xploring WHEN EVERY CHEMICAL REACTION OR ELECTRICAL every chemical reaction or lectrical in a living organism is based on the interaction of uantum particles why would there be a need for a separate discipline But the still relatively few workers in the field like uantum physicist Jim Al Khalili and biologist Johnjoe McFadden are looking at special cases Where uantum Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) effects likentanglement have a direct impact on large scale systems Whether it s the robin s ability to steer using a molecular magnetic compass or the detail at the heart of photosynthesis there seems to be some strange uantum behaviour that would take biologists by surprise as much as the general reader And the authors suggest perhaps it is the reason that life itself can xistThere are two aspects of the book that are truly fascinating One is the xploration of itself can xistThere are two aspects of the book that are truly fascinating One is the xploration of way that photosynthesis makes use of uantum Foraging for Survival effects in fact could not work without it It s absolutely mind boggling that thexcited Fragments electron that has to be passed as annergy source to the reaction centre has no way of getting there without making use the of the uantum probabilities of taking Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries every path to find its way And as the authorsxplore the incredible unlikeliness of life getting started as a result of random interactions it becomes increasingly obvious that there surely must have been some kind of uantum ffect that was involved in that process We have no idea what it might be so having a chapter titled How life began is a bit optimisticOne thing I didn t like which is a common failing when a media scientist writes a book is the way that uantum physics is presented with a broadcast gloss What I mean by this is that in a TV or radio programme where you only have a minute or two to xplain something you often have to gloss over the detail in a way that means you will say something that isn t uite true to keep things moving But in a book you have the space to xplain things properly and this kind of glossing is a shame It happens arly on where uantum physics is first xplained We hear for instance that uantum particles can be in two places at once where Mselves with such precision Life on the Edge accessibly reveals how uantum mechanics can answer these probing uestions of the universe Guiding the reader through the rapidly unfolding discoveries of the last few years Al Khalili and McFadden communicate the xcitement of the One Ticket To Texas explosive new field of uantum biology and its potentially revolutionary applications while offering insights into the biggest puzzle of all what is life As they brilliantly demonstrate in these groundbreaking pages lifexists on the uantum d. Ut the original German text at the nd of this review Just if you might be interestedThe motor of life seems to be complicated than Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy expected It turns out and than the previous research has observed rather only individual components of the complex machinery One or the other connection was made and a few processes were followed Only nobody knows what underlies these processes on deeper levels Forxample breathing heredity photosynthesis the lectrical uantum activity of neurons magnetoreception consciousness sense of smell and the origin of life Moreover these are just the processes that this very young science discipline has been able to investigate so farMany observed phenomena imply levels than postulated by stablished research uantum field theory opens a few doors concerning this Which of the thought Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader experiments fits the inexplicable observed anomalies will become apparent The fact that the ghostly long distanceffect cannot be forced well to manifest complicates the research When nervous particles are nowhere and at two places at the same time at the same time This alone contradicts both our fundamental ideas of physics and our worldview Because it fits into the realm of myths legends and fantasy rather than serious science Also if that limit falls what is impossible What is Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead eccentricity close to madness and what is the realityA few hypotheses can be set upThere are overlooked factors in the known three dimensions that are so tiny or so small inffect that they have not been considered beforeMore dimensions than Bryozoan Evolution expected From the 4th and other dimensions come interactions that allow metabolic processes photosynthesis and life in our dimension Without this connection life would not be possible Suppose that life would disappear in our dimension or another dimension Would that also destroy life in the connected dimension because the two are dependent onach otherParallel universes A parallel universe interacts with the other An unknown kind of ntropy shapes the laws of nature Different variants of the principles of thermodynamics and gravitation interact between the worlds Or several parallel universes with several types of natural laws are in complex interaction For a multiverse the possibilities of variation would be infiniteSimulation Hypothesis If the uanta are some programming language the world would be made up of code Alternatively the uanta are just the coarsest fundamental building blocks under which the actual code is hidden Mistakes in programming would xplain anomalies in our worldNo matter which model you prefer It could be that the Silvers Edge emergence of life without interaction with invisible and undetectable forces is not possible That there may be universes or worlds that will forever be dead because they are not interacting with others That symbiosis and cooperation between the layers of realities were sossential that without them volution was impossible We consist of unknown many such hypothetical processes that we do not understandThe photosynthesis of plants is based not only on sunlight but also on uantum ntanglement If human beings accidentally interfere with this process through physical Going Berserk experiments or less subtly through geneticngineering the world would perish If the ability becomes possible only through an interaction with another dimension disturbances could make it disappearThe processes in the tiny and colossal call the sea metaphor on the plan A grain of sand knowledge and an ocean of unanswered uestions A small plant cell is a game that automates a process that reuires the hordes of the best scientists and billions of investment in large uipment Moreover the flower also manages to sustain the operation for than a few thousandths of a second It makes a living with itThe foundations of many cellular processes photosynthesis and chemical processes are currently defined from the point of view of the giant coarse constituents Like looking at a factory from the outside One can see the supply streams maybe know a few of the primary materials and see the finished nd products coming out of the factory From an analysis of the smoke from the factory chimneys and the waste that arises one can make small attempts with reverse Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America engineeringHowever what happens in the factory aka all living things can only be guessedFor human consciousness this raises the uestion of where and what the self is In the un understood brain the factor is added that unknown smallest parts or mechanisms of action from other dimensions could be significantly involved So thisgo is theoretically xposed to interactions or probably manipulations and whisperings from other inaccessible realitiesWhen *You Make A Decision Talk *make a decision talk or think about things like thatWhether it is a one way street and the opposite direction will remain inaccessible to people like a black hole is one of the critical issues Not only concerning whether we unconsciously work in other dimensions when we think or have motionsHowever also regarding the relativity of death If consciousness does not xist bound to 3 dimensions then why a body with some wetware in itWas liegt alles jenseits der molekularen Ebene Dort wohin wir nicht sehen k nnenDer Motor des Lebens scheint diffiziler aufgebaut zu sein als angenommen Es stellt sich immer mehr heraus dass die bisherigen Forschungen her nur Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. einzelne Komponenten der komplexen Maschinerie beobachtet haben Derine oder andere Zusammenhang wurde hergestellt und in paar Prozesse beobachtet Nur was diesen Vorg ngen auf 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Ng together first hand Walled experience at the cuttingdge of science with unparalleled gifts of xplanation Jim Al Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal that missing ingredient to be uantum mechanics; the phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences Drawing on recent ground breaking xperiments around the world ach chapter in Life on the Edge ngages by illustrating one of life's puzzles How do migrating birds know where to go How do we really smell the scent of a rose How do our genes copy the.