Consciousness as Particle Wave Physics

Great discoveries in 19th century particle physics dissolved the solidity of matter into mere mathematical relationships in space. Thoughts, feelings, introspection, and mind-environment interactions were related to the brain as waves to electrons. In the 20th century, Nobel biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1960) wrote Introduction to a Submolecular Biology in which he perceived the essence of life and consciousness to exist in coordinated electron movement within semiconductive proteins. Others, including Russian physicists Pullman and Pullman (1963) compared life and consciousness with the mobility of electrons within resonant bond orbitals. Scottish biologist A. G. Cairns-Smith (1985) has theorized that life developed from crystals of clay. The molecular lattice structure in clay allows for shifting neighbor relationships and processing of information which Cairns-Smith has likened to genetic development. These views equate life's basic processes with those of atoms and sub-atomic particles. Information is represented as dynamic electron patterns within computers, and life and consciousness are certain to be related to fundamental particle activities. The questions are how, where and at what level of organization?

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