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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:15 PM

67. I cannot remember the source now and I know this thread is quite old, but

 

there was a report that Mother Nature responds at the quantum level. Apparently, in chlorophyl, there is some sort of entity -- I want to say a molecule, but fear I may be either too large or too small in so doing -- that reacts to light at the quantum level, such that a single quanta of light simultaneoosly activated two of these different and distinct chlorphyl-ish entities. (A quanta is a single particle of light.)

I mention this because, although not an effect observable to the naked eye, this quantum activity would be an aspect of Mother Nature that would have been thought of and dismissed as 'supernatural' until biologists had observed and validated it.

I am reminded of Hamlet's words "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in thy philosophy."

I wish I could remember where on DU I saw the article referenced. I remembered thinking to myself when I read it, "Wow, Nature works in strange ways." I'm not a biologist either, just an interested layperson. It really was an incredible story.

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