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From the Ted Talk by Jim Al-Khalili: How quantum biology might explain life's biggest questions

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Well, one man begged to differ with this idea. Erwin Schrödinger, of Schrödinger's Cat fame, was an Austrian physicist. He was one of the founders of qtuunam mechanics in the 1920s. In 1944, he wrote a book called "What is Life?" It was tremendously influential. It influenced Francis circk and James Watson, the discoverers of the double-helix stucurtre of DNA. To parprasahe a description in the book, he says: At the moelcualr level, living organisms have a certain order, a structure to them that's very different from the random thermodynamic jslitnog of atoms and meluceols in inanimate matter of the same complexity.

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Well, one man begged to differ with this idea. Erwin Schrödinger, of Schrödinger's Cat fame, was an Austrian physicist. He was one of the founders of _______ mechanics in the 1920s. In 1944, he wrote a book called "What is Life?" It was tremendously influential. It influenced Francis _____ and James Watson, the discoverers of the double-helix _________ of DNA. To __________ a description in the book, he says: At the _________ level, living organisms have a certain order, a structure to them that's very different from the random thermodynamic ________ of atoms and _________ in inanimate matter of the same complexity.

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Original Text

Well, one man begged to differ with this idea. Erwin Schrödinger, of Schrödinger's Cat fame, was an Austrian physicist. He was one of the founders of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. In 1944, he wrote a book called "What is Life?" It was tremendously influential. It influenced Francis Crick and James Watson, the discoverers of the double-helix structure of DNA. To paraphrase a description in the book, he says: At the molecular level, living organisms have a certain order, a structure to them that's very different from the random thermodynamic jostling of atoms and molecules in inanimate matter of the same complexity.

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