“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, January 28, 2013

Quantum Smell

I used this in researching Realist Magic: the original research a couple of years ago was in fruit flies. They smell not the shape of the molecule directly touching a receptor, but a quantum vibration, somewhat nonlocally.

The thing is, quantum phenomena at this scale begin to put paid to the standard model...


Anonymous said...

I actually have been exploring non-visual quantum phenomena in some of my latest posts, in particular in conjunction with psychoacoustics.


Please do let me know if you come across anything worthwhile. Best, David.

Bill Benzon said...

More quantum biology: