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Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2018 Dec;140:41-48. doi: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2018.04.005. Epub 2018 Apr 13.

The Cosmologic continuum from physics to consciousness.

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1
Department of Pediatrics Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, USA. Electronic address: jtorday@ucla.edu.
2
Paradise Valley, AZ, USA. Electronic address: wbmiller1@cox.net.

Abstract

Reduction of developmental biology to self-referential cell-cell communication offers a portal for understanding fundamental mechanisms of physiology as derived from physics through quantum mechanics. It is argued that self-referential organization is implicit to the Big Bang and its further expression is a recoil reaction to that Singularity. When such a frame is considered, in combination with experimental evidence for the importance of epigenetic inheritance, the unicellular state can be reappraised as the primary object of selection. This framework provides a significant shift in understanding the relationship between physics and biology, providing novel insights to the nature and origin of consciousness.

KEYWORDS:

Biology; Consciousness; Developmental Biology; Quantum mechanics; Self-organization; Self-reference; Zygote

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