Darwinian Evolution and Quantum Evolution are Complementary: A Perspective
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mazen Kurban
MD Associate Professor, American University
of Beirut Medical Center Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: +961-1-35000 ext. 7919
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 27 2017 Accepted Date: May 25, 2017 Published Date: May 30, 2017
Citation: Nemer G, Bergqvist C, Kurban M (2017) Darwinian Evolution and Quantum Evolution are Complementary: A Perspective. Hereditary Genet 6: 181. doi:10.4172/2161-1041.1000181
Copyright: ©2017 Nemer G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Evolutionary biology has fascinated scientists since Charles Darwin who cornered the concept of natural selection in the 19th century. Accordingly, organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring; in other terms, randomly occurring mutations that render the organism more fit to survival will be carried on and be transmitted to the offspring. Nearly a century later, science has seen the discovery of quantum mechanics, the branch of mechanics that deals with subatomic particles. Along with it, came the theory of quantum evolution whereby quantum effects can bias the process of mutation towards providing an advantage for organism survival. This is consistent with looking at the biological system as being a product of chemical-physical reactions, such that chemical structures arrange according to physical laws to form a replicative material referred to as the DNA. In this report, we attempt to reconcile both theories, trying to demonstrate that they complement each other, hoping to fill the gaps in our understandings of the versatility of the mutational status of the DNA as an essential mechanism of life compatibility.