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Information 2012, 3(3), 307-330; doi:10.3390/info3030307
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When an Atom Becomes a Message—Practicing Experiments on the Origins of Life

Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka 940-2188, Japan
Received: 5 June 2012 / Revised: 3 August 2012 / Accepted: 5 August 2012 / Published: 13 August 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Angeletics / Messaging Theory)
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Abstract

Practicing experiments on the origins of life within the framework of quantum mechanics comes to face a task of distinguishing the descriptive spaces of the object between a space of physical states and a space of probability distributions. One candidate for accommodating both the physical and the probabilistic description in a mutually tolerable manner is to apply first-second person descriptions to the space of physical states while letting the space of probability distributions addressable in third person descriptions be accessible via first-second person descriptions. The mediator or messenger for accommodating these two types of description is the process of probability flow equilibration. The relative state formulation of quantum mechanics opens a possibility for the likelihood that a simple atom such as a carbon atom may carry a message for holding the process of probability flow equilibration. An experimental example demonstrating a carbon atom serving as a messenger is found in the running of the citric acid cycle in the absence of biological enzymes.
Keywords: branching; equilibration; internal measurement; message; probability; relative state branching; equilibration; internal measurement; message; probability; relative state
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