Theoretical Examination of the Boundary in Living Systems Between a Quantum System and a Classical Biophysical Interface to Understand Fundamental Life Processes and Forces

Scott Marcus Koshland

The theoretical understanding of the biophysics that underlie life is a fundamental goal in science.  Life is an integrated intelligent learning system. Life, as with all chemical reactions, has an underlying quantum mechanical basis at the atomic level. The developing science of Quantum Biology shows that biochemical activity has an underlying quantum mechanism.  The recent advent of quantum computers has defined a mechanism for quantum computation that may help provide an understanding of the complex science underlying life and consciousness.  Consciousness research from the likes of Hameroff and Penrose provides a theoretical quantum basis for understanding consciousness. Other researchers have proposed that the whole living system is essentially a quantum computer. The concept of quantum entanglement is essentially the generation of a system that creates a stored memory that can be measured or recalled. Quantum entanglement is used for storing encrypted codes. Memory is stored recallable information that is necessary for a living system.  Entanglement is non-localized information and even exists out of time and offers an explanation of how memory can be stored through time.  All the bio-molecular components of life are a physical memory for a functional operation like hardware in a computer.  However, the complexity of bio-molecules within a living cellular organism presents a difficult problem for coordinating simple kinetic interactivity to create emergent life properties. Having an entangled memory of these interactions could create a template for organizing and coordinating these interactions, even possibly forming non-local and non-kinetic emergent activity at the molecular level. This entanglement of biological memory is like the software that resembles Sheldrake’s Morphic Resonance for the physical bio-molecular hardware. Although it is thought to be difficult in the cellular environment it is possible that this entangled bio-molecular memory can be generated by the resultant thermodynamic Gibbs free energy of the functional system operation in the cell.

The quantum memory imprints the physical emergent functional operation. Michael Levin describes an emergent bioelectric current that coordinates cellular morphogenesis. This bioelectric current allows cells to communicate in a higher order top-down emergent state controlling the overall development of the organism. This electric wave functions in the physical plane as the quantum entanglement memory functions in the quantum plane. These bioelectric wave functions are seen in the brain forming complex (EGG) patterns that, in a similar manner to cell development, generate the emergent bio-electric functions associated with consciousness.

The physical biochemical reactions in a living system involve energy, and entropic transformation serves to imprint the quantum entangled information. The interactions at the interface between the quantum/classical biophysical systems create the complex emergent intelligent processes of life.  This interface between the quantum information memory space and the biophysical material plane is the life force or Chi. The Chi lifeforce is the meeting point for the biophysical material “hardware” and the quantum entangled informational memory “software”.

Scott Marcus Koshland has a Bachelor of Science degree in biological and chemical sciences and studied neurophysiology at UC Berkeley. He has given papers at the University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies in 2021 and 2022 on Information Learning Theory (2021) and on Neuronal Memory Processing (2022). He has also traveled extensively around the world, and his work now focuses on understanding the knowledge and wisdom of ancient civilizations and translating this into modern scientific terms.

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Published on January 17, 2024