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).
The entire trick of photosynthesis is to form a concentration gradient between positive and negative charge. This is done by what is called an 'electron transport chain' in which energized electrons lose their energy in a series of reactions that capture the energy necessary to keep life living as a process over a period of time.
As the electron moves along the electron transport chain it moves through proteins and every time it goes through one of these proteins it is pumping positive charged protons in the form of hydrogen ions to the inside. Basically what it is doing is building up positive charge on the inside charging them up like a battery so that the energy can be used in future processes.
This positive charge is then used to provide energy for the light-independent reactions of photosynthesis forming chemical reactions that convert carbon dioxide and other compounds into glucose.
This is called the Calvin cycle and it uses the energy from short-lived electronically excited carriers to convert inorganic carbon (carbon dioxide) and water into organic compounds that can be used by the organism for growth (and by animals that feed on it).
This theory does not change our understanding of how photosynthesis works, but by giving us an objective understanding of quantum mechanics it gives us a more logical understanding of why the process of photosynthesis works within the larger picture of physics.
Even though part of this process can take place in the absence of sunlight, because the photon of quantum mechanics is the carrier of the electromagnetic force there is always photon energy with the movement of electric charge.
Electric charge in an innate part of all matter and in this theory the future is unfolding with each new photon oscillation with the movement of that charge. The forward momentum of light forms the forward flow of 'time' for each object, life form or process.
This theory is based on just two simple postulates:
1. Is that the spontaneous absorption and emission of light represented by the quantum wave particle function Ψ or probability function forms the forward passage of time itself with the future coming into existence photon by photon with each new photon electron coupling or dipole moment.
2. Is that Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle ∆×∆p×≥h/4π that is formed by the wave function is the same uncertainty we have with any future event that we can interact with turning the possible into the actual!
This theory explains an interactive participatory Universe. The wave-particle duality of light is acting like the bits or zeros and ones of a computer. This forms a blank canvas for life to form its own future relative to its position and the energy and momentum of its own actions. The Planck constant of quantum mechanics represents a constant of action in the process that we see and feel as time! This is a process of continuous energy exchange continuous change or what I like to call continuous creation! The spontaneous absorption and emission of light is forming an Arrow of Time for each reference frame. Photon energy cascades down forming greater degree of freedom in each reference frame for the increase in entropy. Please share on Facebook and subscribe on YouTube it will help the promotion of this theory!