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Quantum Evolution Caught in Action: Why and How Specific Adaptations of Major Plant Divisions are Similar to Chordata Vertebrata Classes Adaptations  Paraskevi Papadopoulou (Science and Mathematics, Deree - The American College of Greece, Athens, Attica Greece)   C16

This study is the result of a thorough literature review of present day theories of consciousness as they might apply to plant and animal morphogenesis, the natural selection evolutionary process, convergence and coevolution. More specifically, a comparative analysis has been done among four major plant divisions (Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperma and Angiosperma) and the classes of the animal phylum Chordata Vertebrata (Fish, Amphibia, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals). The current study serves as a good example of quantum evolution, convergence and coevolution as it focuses on similar adaptations and structures produced as they evolved among the main four divisions of plants and the classes of the animal phylum Chordata Vertebrata. It is a preliminary study, which can serve as the basis for future research on plant and animal morphogenesis, quantum evolution, convergence and coevolution. The main concepts assumed for this study are the following: Our World is part of a Quantum Universe, where the particle/wave duality, entanglement, nonlocality, wave interference, superposition and resonance of wave interactions allow extension of consciousness and mind to different spaces and time dimensions. The Human brain as an example, is assumed to act both as an interfacing organ and receiver that not only produces mind and consciousness it can also be seen as an expression of a universal mind in communication with quantum fields. Similarly, phenomena like morphogenesis, convergence and coevolution could well be explained without the use of dualism. The methodology employed in this study was a thorough literature review of theories of consciousness in addition to choosing and examining the hypothesis that "Consciousness acts as a primary field of information underlying deep reality of space/time and it dictates the evolution of universal processes including morphogenesis and the natural selection process of evolution, convergence and coevolution utilizing both quantum and classical mechanisms of action including backward causation". This case study has been used as a good example in support of the aforementioned hypothesis the results of which seem to support it. Presently, we can explain adequately the process and pace of evolution through the natural selection process and have also observed and described numerous convergence and coevolution examples. The present perspective and comparison adds a new dimension which takes into account the possible role of consciousness being a unified and primary field of information and thus guiding the evolutionary process with random and non random gene mutations both at the classical level and at the quantum level. The role of gene drift, genetic recombination and epigenetic modifications is also considered. A good number of structures and adaptations among "unrelated" groups of plants and animals are described and analyzed, the similarity of which could be very well explained if the hypothesis stated is indeed supported. The results of the comparison seem to support the hypothesis in a surprising yet obvious way.