Science & Philosophy

An organism is similar to a crystalline structure of ordered biomolecules. On the other hand, the essence of life is more akin to a flame that burns and dances not only with organized vitality but also spontaneously. Both views may be necessary to describe life in the same way that, in quantum physics, both the particle view and the wave view are necessary to fully describe the nature of light, as well as matter in smaller scales. This dual model in physics, propagated by the interpretation of quantum theory from Copenhagen, is called the principle of complementarity. Similarly, a bioenergy field view of life can be considered complementary to the conventional biomolecular aspect rather than competitive.