Biology-Physics the Missing Link?


Writing in 1943, renowned Austrian physicist Edwin Schrodinger asked “What is Life?” thereby invigorating the debate which preoccupied biologists at the time. He proposed an answer to this question rooted in considerations borrowed from Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics. To reveal the missing link in Biology-Physics, the present Note investigates an alternate answer in which dynamical action, rather than thermodynamics and energy, plays the fundamental role. It reviews in particular the process of biological cell replication which may be considered to define “Life” and might be the macroscopic manifestation of an underlying quantum physical process in which xons, conveyors of dynamical action, are the determining agents.

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Auffray, J. (2014) Biology-Physics the Missing Link?. Journal of Modern Physics, 5, 359-363. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2014.56046.

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