On quantum effects in a theory of biological evolution



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Martín-Delgado Alcántara, Miguel Ángel (2012) On quantum effects in a theory of biological evolution. Scientific reports, 2 . ISSN 2045-2322

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep00302


We construct a descriptive toy model that considers quantum effects on biological evolution starting from Chaitin’s classical framework. There are smart evolution scenarios in which a quantum world is as favorable as classical worlds for evolution to take place. However, in more natural scenarios, the rate of evolution depends on the degree of entanglement present in quantum organisms with respect to classical organisms. If the entanglement is maximal, classical evolution turns out to be more favorable.

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© 2012 The author. M.A.M.-D. thanks the Spanish MICINN grant FIS2009-10061, CAM research consortium QUITEMAD S2009-ESP-1594, European Commission PICC: FP7 2007-2013, Grant No. 249958, UCM-BS grant GICC-910758.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Information; Computation.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Physics-Mathematical models
ID Code:47738
Deposited On:29 May 2018 10:47
Last Modified:29 May 2018 10:47

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