Sunday, 5 October 2014
Photosynthesis and an alternative quantum theory
Photosynthesis the scientific ability plant life has to use sunlight or photon energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen can seem magical! But if Quantum Mechanics represents the physics of 'time' as a process of continuous energy exchange formed by the spontaneous absorption and emission of light. With time and space as emergent properties with the future coming into existence photon by photon within the reference frame and relative to the atoms of an individual plant it can seem logical!
Photon energy forms the movement of positive and negative charge and this is basically what we are seeing in photosynthesis. We are seeing the future unfolding with each new photon electron coupling with the movement of positive and negative charge relative to the structure of the plant. This happens when water molecules are split to forms positive charged protons in the form of hydrogen ions and the by-product oxygen that we breathe!
Photosynthesis as a light dependent reactions starts when individual photons normally from the Sun are absorbed in the plant by pigments called 'chlorophyll'. When chlorophyll gets hit by a light photon an electron absorbs the energy and gets energized. This is the technical term for electrons gaining energy (the potential to do work).