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Information 2016, 7(4), 62; doi:10.3390/info7040062

Retrocausality in Quantum Phenomena and Chemical Evolution

Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka 940-2188, Japan
Academic Editors: Abir (Andrei) U. Igamberdiev, Pedro C. Marijuán and Lin Bi
Received: 9 September 2016 / Revised: 24 October 2016 / Accepted: 27 October 2016 / Published: 29 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry and Information)
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The interplay between retrocausality and the time-reversal symmetry of the dynamical law of quantum mechanics underscores the significance of the measurement dynamics with the use of indivisible and discrete quantum particles to be mediated. One example of empirical evidence demonstrating the significance of retrocausality going along with time-reversal symmetry is seen in the operation of a reaction cycle to be expected in chemical evolution. A reaction cycle can hold itself when the causative operation of the cycle remains robust, even when facing frequent retrocausal interventions of a quantum-mechanical origin. Quantum mechanics in and of itself has potential in raising a reaction cycle in the prebiotic phase of chemical evolution, even without any help of artefactual scaffoldings of an external origin. View Full-Text
Keywords: chemical evolution; measurement dynamics; reaction cycle; retrocausality; time-reversal symmetry chemical evolution; measurement dynamics; reaction cycle; retrocausality; time-reversal symmetry
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