DOI: https://doi.org/10.22141/2224-0586.16.1.2020.196931

Renixa in medicine, or Criticism of the mechanical implementation of physical principles in biology and medicine

K.G. Mikhnevich, Yu.V. Volkova, N.V. Baranova, V.A. Naumenko, M.A. Dolzhenko

Abstract


The article criticizes the unreasonable implementation of the principles of quantum mechanics in biology and medicine, namely, the principle of quantization, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and the principle of wave-particle duality. The importance of these principles in modern physics is considered, then the ideas of some researchers on how these principles can be used in biology and medicine are described. It is shown that quantum-mechanical concepts cannot play a significant role in biological science, with the exception of cases of considering the structure of living systems at a submolecular level. At the end of the article, the authors present their own ideas about the correspondence of biological phenomena to some quantum-mechani­cal principles. The discreteness of living systems corresponds to the principle of quantization, but the correspondence ends there, since a living system is not indivisible, unlike quanta, its structure is known, therefore, a living system cannot be called elementary, in contrast to elementary particles, the structure of which is still unknown. The uncertainty principle is correctly transformed by Rushmer into the principle of biological uncertainty, which consists in the impossibility of accurate predicting the behavior of a particular living system under external influences (for example, with the introduction of medicines), and also in the fact that not one living system, but their large totality, has the uncertainty of state makes medicine statistical as a science, and as a profession it becomes an art. Wave-particle duality can be associated with the impossibility of measuring the parameters of a living system wi­thout affecting them, as well as the biological phenomenon known as the “waves of life”.

Keywords


quantum-biological theory; quantum mechanics; uncertainty principle; wave-particle duality

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