Interesting that Jim Al Khalili retweeted a linked review of his Life on the Edge from Nicola Davis in The Grauniad. Not exactly a glowing report, but I often feel the same, that the stack of assumptions and interpretations needed to support scientific “fact” at the extremes of fundamental physics are exactly that – a house of cards. (PS not seen any reference to the Schroedinger work “What is Life?” – a fine little book on the topic.)
One thought on “What is life? A tottering house of cards.”
What’s truly a tottering house of cards is the abstract perception of life as digitized information devoid of spatial context: stuck forever on the brink of the abyss instead of diving in. QM weirdness, take note!