Part 1: Chapter 1
Finding things in Hilbert space
It is self evident that Nature has discovered a strategy, which enables her to move around in a Hilbert space - where the parameters are genes - to locate the places where the gene combinations are optimal for every creature on the planet.
Think about this for a moment. Nature has a similar problem to somebody trying to find an ideal partner in a Hilbert space consisting of people dimensions. The number of different ways there are to group a collection of genes together is beyond the imagination, yet, Nature has navigated this space to provide just the right combination of genes to be inside an egg in a female womb to be able to give birth to a new human being.
The idea that Nature navigates around an infinitely large information space to find the right combination of genes to place in an egg in a female womb may seem to be an inappropriate model. But, the right combination of genes do appear in the womb and as the biological process doesn't start out with a master plan, there has to be some kind of strategy involved that arranges for them to be there. The abstraction of searching a Hilbert Space allows us to bypass all the detail to be able to isolate the basic strategy.
Understanding how Nature is able to navigate around a genetic Hilbert space, to find the optimum genes for all the creatures on the planet, is the key to the explanation of a wide range of previously unexplainable phenomena - these, as we shall see in later chapters, include explanations for memory, brain functions, perceptions, behavior, emotions, religion and even life itself. But first, we have to have some idea as to the magnitude of this navigational task.