I am currently reading Life on the Edge: : The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology by Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili. It was recommended to me by an acquaintance who is a biologist, and it’s interesting reading.

I had never heard of quantum biology before. I wasn’t aware that some biologists think there’s a quantum component to life itself. The authors think it could explain everything from how birds know where to migrate to how we humans think. It’s an unusual notion, at least for someone not well-versed in the field.

You’ll have to wait for my full review of the book, though. It’s heavy on biochemistry, which I know little about, so I’ve put down Life on the Edge to read a biochem primer. But if it sounds like something you’d be curious about, I’d definitely recommend picking it up.

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