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Some Reflections on Life and Physics: Negentropy and Eurhythmy

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Until now there has been an unresolved controversy as to the possibility of reduction of life to what would be more fundamental blocks of nature such as the building units of modern physics and chemistry. Only recently have we begun developing a more complete realist, causal theory of quantum physics–the eurhythmy-based hyperphysis-that concurs to supersede the paradoxical formulation modeled by Bohr's school of non-causal, probabilistic worldview of the Universe. As we gain a deeper insight into this new theory, it becomes apparent that in the history of science a related question concerning life and non-life has been a misplaced one–instead of trying to follow the trail from the living to the non-living, as in well-known mechanistic and reductionist approaches, life itself in its fundamental functioning can be considered as a profound and coherent extension of what is usually called the “inert” realm. The non-living systems already possess a certain degree of organization, which predisposes nature for further, increasing complexification, until conditions for life emergence appear. This means that we should start thinking the other way round, i.e., to seek the properties of life that can be recognizable also in the quantum and subquantum world. Misconceptions about entropy are largely responsible for the resulting gap between life and “inert” matter, and it is therefore necessary to review this issue from a different perspective.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2015

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