"For YOU to be here now trillions of drifting atoms had somehow to assemble in an intricate and curiously obliging manner to create you."
Thus writes Bill Bryson in his A Short History of Nearly Everything.
Bill Bryson looks at the bigger picture.
Bill Bryson writes: "they are mindless particles, after all, and not even themselves alive."
We like Bill Bryson (aangirfan: 1950s AMERICA - FEUDAL AND FASCIST / aangirfan: Americanisation).
But, we note that he makes no mention of David Bohm or Karl Pribram.
A hydrogen atom and its constituent particles: an example an over-simplified way of looking at things.
Physicist David Bohm believes that life and consciousness are present in varying degrees in all matter, including supposedly inanimate matter such as atoms.
He suggests that evolutionary developments do not emerge in a random fashion. ("David Bohm and the Implicate Order" by David Pratt)
Standford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram believes in the holographic nature of reality.
Every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole.