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Life After Death? An Improbable Essay

Stuart Kauffman


I have discussed the remote possibility that entangled quantum variables are jointly conscious, that the living state is quantum, a poised realm, and classical, that death may be “going classical” with the release of entangled quantum variables from the now dead body – which variables, reflecting a quantum entangled aspect of the living state, could just conceivably, be souls.  There are ways to test a few aspects of these ideas, but not many. The central idea that quantum variables are conscious at measurement cannot now be tested.  These are very remote possibilities, but not, I think, ruled out scientifically.

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ISSN: 2153-8212