Accession Number : AD0698824

Title :   INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL QUANTUM MECHANICS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV N Y DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Goldman,Stanford

Report Date : 28 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : There are observables and eigenstates in biology as well as in physical quantum mechanics. Furthermore, the basic principle of quantum mechanics that 'measurement of an observable of a physical system will find the system in an eigenstate of the observable' holds for biological as well as physical observables. There are transforms domains and representations in biology as well as in physics and there is a striking correspondence between their properties. An organism struggles to maintain the coherence of its individuality throughout its body. This is a means whereby it carries out the struggle for survival and is a fundamental law of biology. The biological phenomenon of alternation of generation serves as a basis for showing that there are biological analogues of bosons and fermions. An organism acts as a boson-analogue in interactions with the environment, while the fermion properties of the gametes regulate the organism's internal characteristics. DNA acts in the manner of a hologram to modulate the life activity of an organism. In the alternation of generations, the organism (somaton) acts as a boson analogue. It interacts with the environment and grows in mass and complexity, but gradually shows signs of disorganization (noise). It is the extrovert generation. The sperm and ovum (gametons) act as fermion analogues. Their generation is characterized by rejuvenation, noise reduction and growth in numbers. It is the introvert generation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BIOPHYSICS, QUANTUM THEORY), GENETICS, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), CYTOLOGY, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), RELATIVITY THEORY, BOSONS, FERMIONS, INFORMATION THEORY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE