The Ascent of life

Paul Davies

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    Abstract

    This article presents a study related to quantum matter. Most people take the existence of life for granted, but to a physicist like me it seems astounding. Physicists normally think of matter in terms of inert, clod-like particles jostling each other, so the elaborate organization of the living cell appears little short of miraculous. Evidently, living organisms represent a state of matter in a class apart from the rest. It was an effort that did not get very far, and for nearly half a century the idea remained on the sidelines. But now a handful of scientists are urging another, more careful, look at quantum phenomena in biology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages28-32
    Volume184
    No.2477
    Specialist publicationNew Scientist
    PublisherReed Business Information Pty
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2004

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    Davies, P. (2004). The Ascent of life. New Scientist, 184(2477), 28-32.