Is there conscious choice in directed mutation, phenocopies, and related phenomena? An answer based on quantum measurement theory.

@article{Goswami1997IsTC,
  title={Is there conscious choice in directed mutation, phenocopies, and related phenomena? An answer based on quantum measurement theory.},
  author={Aruna Goswami and Deborah S Todd},
  journal={Integrative physiological and behavioral science : the official journal of the Pavlovian Society},
  year={1997},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={132-42}
}
In a previous article (Goswami, 1997), it was suggested that an application of quantum measurement theory under the auspices of a monistic idealist ontology (that consciousness is the ground of being) can solve many difficult problems of neo-Darwinism, e.g., alternating rapid creativity and homeostasis observed in evolution and the directionality, origin, and nature of life. In this article, we propose an epigenetic quantum mechanism to explain the connection of developmental processes and… CONTINUE READING