EXPERIMENTAL SOLUTION FOR SCHRODINGER’S CAT PARADOX: EVIDENCE THAT AN ORGANISM CAN BE DEAD AND ALIVE AT THE SAME TIME

Authors

  • BENJAMIN SCHERLAG University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • RONALD SCHERLAG
  • KHALED ELKHOLEY
  • SUNNY PO

Keywords:

Stentor, dwarf cell, Quantum theory, replicate, entanglement

Abstract

The present studies were initially based on dwarf forms released from disrupted cells of Stentor coeruleus. Dehydration of the Stentor media in deep well slides (n=9) caused disruption of these large cells. Rehydration with sterile media allowed formation of mobile dwarf forms. The latter (n=9) placed in a toxic solution lost mobility and showed evidence of cell death, i.e., apoptosis. Deep well slides (n=9) containing sterile Stentor media were used as controls. Following dehydration/rehydration in the Stentor media, 7 of 9 showed mobile dwarf cells compared to 0 of 9 with the sterile media alone, p<0.05). Within 8-15 minutes, the stationary dwarf cell progressively released a morphological replicate of the dead cell which contained entrapped bacteria. Subsequently, the replicate faded allowing the bacteria to disperse. As a conclusion, dwarf cells of Stentor coerulrus placed in a toxic solution showed characteristic evidence of cell death, apoptosis. Within minutes a morphological replicate of the cell separated from the dead cell and subsequently faded. These findings are analogous to several principles of Quantum theory on a macroscopic level including entanglement, superposition and wave/particle duality. This provided evidence for the organism being simultaneously alive and dead as proposed in Schrödinger’s cat paradox.

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Published

2020-07-08

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SCHERLAG, B., SCHERLAG, R., ELKHOLEY, K., & PO, S. (2020). EXPERIMENTAL SOLUTION FOR SCHRODINGER’S CAT PARADOX: EVIDENCE THAT AN ORGANISM CAN BE DEAD AND ALIVE AT THE SAME TIME. Quantum Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, 1(2), 26-29. Retrieved from http://www.qjoest.com/index.php/qjoest/article/view/7

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