Is science’s weirdest realm responsible for photosynthesis, our sense of smell, and consciousness?

Some scientists believe that quantum mechanics is controlling our thoughts

In order to introduce this topic I will quote an extract from this BBC article.


“The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the Universe. But he might as well have been talking about the equally knotty problem of consciousness.

Some scientists think we already understand what consciousness is, or that it is a mere illusion. But many others feel we have not grasped where consciousness comes from at all.

The perennial puzzle of consciousness has even led some researchers to invoke quantum physics to explain it. That notion has always been met with skepticism, which is not surprising: it does not sound wise to explain one mystery with another. But such ideas are not obviously absurd, and neither are they arbitrary.

For one thing, the mind seemed, to the great discomfort of physicists, to force its way into early quantum theory. What’s more, quantum computers are predicted to be capable of accomplishing things ordinary computers cannot, which reminds us of how our brains can achieve things that are still beyond artificial intelligence. “Quantum consciousness” is widely derided as mystical woo, but it just will not go away.”

I will address the topic of this blog by quoting a full article from Discover magazine dated January 13, 2009. Although this article is now aged, I fell that it does seem to support the ideas I have shared with my readers in other blogs in my website. These are:

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