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Old 20-01-2010, 02:47 PM   #201
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Back towards what was proposed over 2 years ago when this thread was started. I will quote what I posted on another forum. (this was actually brought up on the first page, but the links are missing from Google Video)

Biology of Perception

Bruce H. Lipton, scientist and lecturer, received his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (1971). He served as an Associate Professor of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine. Lipton's research on mechanisms controlling cell behavior employed cloned human muscle cells. In addition, he lectured in Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology. Bruce resigned his tenured position to pursue independent research integrating quantum physics with cell biology.

His breakthrough studies on the cell membrane, the "skin" of the cell, revealed that the behavior and health of the cell was controlled by the environment, findings that were in direct contrast with prevailing dogma that life is controlled by genes. Lipton returned to academia as a Research Fellow at Stanford University's School of Medicine to test his hypotheses (1987-1992). His ideas concerning environmental control were substantiated in two major scientific publications. The new research reveals the biochemical pathways connecting the mind and body and provides insight into the molecular basis of consciousness and the future of human evolution.

YouTube Video Links (total running time 73mins)
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What The Parts Are Briefly About
Part 1
The bottom line is, genes do not control our biology, that an assumption made years ago that was never even proven scientifically - it just seemed so correct that we bought the story. If the mechanism actually worked according to the textbooks, ie. if the genes control biology, then at least 120,000 genes would be required to make a human.

The nucleus in a cell is not a command centre or the brain of the cell, a cell still acts normally without it. This is again a misconception which seemed correct until a few years ago. It turns out the nucleus just contains the blueprints to make different proteins.

Part 2
For those that are unaware, a cell is similar to a machine, it is made up of ten of thousands of different parts, unlike a car it isn't made of metal but instead is made up of an organic material, protein. The proteins (made from amino acids) are charged positively or negatively like a magnet, and it is these poles that interact with the environment and provides movement for the cells. One may argue that it is this simple movement that is life, albeit simple.

Part 3
The brain of a cell is actually the membrane (skin), proteins provide for your physical structure, but they also provide for your behaviour. Human brains is made from the same material our skin is. The human body is literally a giant cell.

If your cells had no proteins then we could not operate as we would not be able to perceive the environment around us.

Part 4
Cells perception through their receivers and effectors, there is no DNA or Genes involved, just a stimulus and response. This means perception controls behaviour.

Our DNA, contains the blueprints for the various proteins, there is no such thing as a cancer gene as genes can not turn themselves on and off, if there was such as gene one would get cancer when they were born.

Part 5
A signal from the environment activates the expression of the gene, meaning the genes in your body are selected not because they are self selecting, but because of the signals from the environment. Until in recent years we chucked away the protein links with DNA because we assumed they did nothing, but now we understand we have to look at both together.

Cells without the right protein go in to the nucleus to take of the sleeve of the DNA to find a protein it think fits, what this means is your perception controls your genes.

This also means random mutations do not happen (sorry Darwin), they are all adaptive to the environment based on ones perception.

Part 6
Picks up from the end of the last part, showing a test which was done where the results in all 5 test tubes were identical, one of them would have shown some change if random mutations could happen. We adjust our genes to fit the environment we believe we live in.

Perception controls behaviour, perception controls genes and perception rewrites genes.

Genes can only do one thing at a time, they can either grow (reproduce) or defend. It has been proven that 'love' will cause one to grow as opposed to fear. Growth includes things such as intelligence as well as height and strength.

Part 7
Under stress you shut down your growth mechanism as well as your immune system. Stress also squeezes the front area of your brain, which is proven to reduce your concious intelligence.

Our bodies are like a camera, we pick up the environment around us and make a copy and save it to the nucleus in a cell, where we can then change our bodies to try and adapt to our environment. If we believe there is a constant war going on we are likely to be in a constant mode of 'defence' instead of growth which can have then over time literally make us a worse species as we are constantly choosing the wrong genes.

For those that have any interest in the topic, then the brief overview of the parts are just that, a few simple points which highlight the main area the scientist speaks about for those 10 minutes, it doesn't include any real details, so if you generally do have an interest then I would say watch the lecture through the links provided, it has diagrams, animations and other tid-bits to aid you in fully understanding what goes on in our cells and body.

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