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1.1. Chemistry and Information
1.2. Q-life
1.3. The Problem of Decoherence
1.5. Quantum Choreography
2.1. Bits
2.2. Coin Flips
2.3. The Computational Universe
2.4. Generating Complexity
2.5. A Human Perspective
2.6. A Quantum Perspective
Quantum Mechanisms in Biology
3.1. When did Life Start?
3.2. Where did Life Start?
3.3. Where did the Precursors Come From?
3.4. What was the Nature of the First Self-replicator?
3.5. The RNA World Hypothesis
3.6. A Quantum Mechanical Origin of Life
3.6.1. The dynamic combinatorial library
3.6.2. The two-potential model
4.1. Introduction
4.2. A Coherent Photosynthetic Unit (CPSU)
4.5. Experimental Considerations
4.6. Outlook
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Time and Energy Scales
5.3. Models for Quantum Baths and Decoherence
5.3.1. The spin-boson model
5.3.2. Caldeira-Leggett Hamiltonian
5.3.3. The spectral density
5.8. Summary
Write DNA
6.1. Introduction
6.3.3. Implications and discussion
7.1. Introduction
7.4. Testing the QCI at the 10 nm–10 µm Scale
7.6. Summary and Conclusions
7.7. Outlook
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Quantum Metabolism: Historical Development
8.2.1. Quantization of radiation oscillators
8.2.2. Quantization of material oscillators
8.2.3. Quantization of molecular oscillators
8.2.4. Material versus molecular oscillators
8.3. Metabolic Energy and Cycle Time
8.3.1. The mean energy
8.3.2. The total metabolic energy
8.4. The Scaling Relations
8.4.1. Metabolic rate and cell size
8.4.2. Metabolic rate and body mass
8.5. Empirical Considerations
8.5.1. Scaling exponents
9.1.2. The nature of the code
9.1.3. Information processing and the code
9.2. Symmetries and Supersymmetries in the Genetic Code
9.2.1. sl(6/1) model: UA+S scheme
9.2.2. sl(6/1) model: 3CH scheme
9.3. Visualizing the Genetic Code
9.4. Quantum Aspects of Codon Recognition
9.4.1. N(34) conformational symmetry
9.5. Conclusions
10.1. The Meaning of It All
10.2. Lessons of Evolution
10.3. Genetic Languages
10.4. Understanding Proteins
10.5. Understanding DNA
10.6. What Preceded the Optimal Languages?
10.7. Quantum Role?
10.8. Outlook
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Formalizing the Self-replicating Machine
11.3. Proof of No-self-replication
11.4. Discussion
11.5. Conclusion
12.1. Background and Motivation
12.1.1. Classical cellular automata
12.1.2. Conway’s game of life
12.1.3. Quantum cellular automata
12.2. Semi-quantum Life
12.2.1. The idea
12.2.2. A first model
12.2.3. A semi-quantum model
12.2.4. Discussion
12.3. Summary
13.1. Evolutionary Game Theory and Evolutionary Stability
13.2. Quantum Games
13.3. Evolutionary Stability in Quantum Games
13.3.1. Evolutionary stability in EWL scheme
13.4. Concluding Remarks
Quantum Transmemetic Intelligence
14.1. Introduction
14.2. A Quantum Model of Free Will
14.3. Quantum Acquisition of Knowledge
14.4. Thinking as a Quantum Algorithm
14.5. Counterfactual Measurement as a Model of Intuition
14.7. Conclusion
17.1. Introduction
17.2. A Quantum Life Principle
17.2.1. A quantum chemistry principle?
17.2.2. The anthropic principle
17.3. Quantum Computing in the Brain
17.3.1. Nature did everything first?
17.3.2. Decoherence as the make or break issue
17.3.3. Quantum error correction
17.3.4. Uselessness of quantum algorithms for organisms
17.4. Quantum Computing in Genetics
17.4.1. Quantum search
17.4.2. Teleological aspects and the fast-track to life
17.5. Quantum Consciousness
17.5.1. Computability and free will
17.5.2. Time scales
17.6. Quantum Free Will
17.6.1. Predictability and free will
17.6.2. Determinism and free will
18.1. What is Life?
18.2. Protoplasm: Water, Gels and Solid Non-polar Regions
18.3. Van der Waals Forces
18.4. Kekule’s Dream and π Electron Resonance
18.5. Proteins—The Engines of Life
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