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Ever think if we could find them and change them like we hijack viruses that we could make some incredible anti-viral medicines though?
Everyone else just found it gross. I was bouncing up and down like a kid at Christmas . I'm so in the wrong field.
I want to go into psychopharmacology.
I've been studying the interaction of foods and many organic and inorganic chemicals and mineral complexes with the mind and body
Originally posted by VonDoomen
reply to post by Ayana
Awesome post! I enjoyed reading it!
Ive done a lot of biology related school work and have always been fascinated by virus's and prions.
I enjoy debates about how life started. I think one of the most important things people need to realize is that there was no automatic quantum leap between non-living material and life/living material. There is a lot of very interesting chemistry going on between the range of inert matter and life. when you think about it, all of the requisites of life are nothing more than very specialized chemical reactions. so there was a lot of molecular evolution, or the evolution of the chemistry of the planet going on before we had full fledged life.
Originally posted by Ayana
reply to post by VonDoomen
Oh, I know. I considered writing something up about mitochondria coz they essentially, in animals at least, create the metabolic process that we believe is "life". And yet, the DNA it possesses is it's own rather than what is essentially human.
So, the mitochondria may have infected a cell that wasn't "living" and boom! Metabolism. I've also heard theories that viruses combining with stuff could've kicked it off. It's a very interesting topic to delve into. But if I got stuck in I'd be there for the rest of my life so I just prod about now and again haha.
Originally posted by moniesisfun
My question is: how does non-life give way to life? ...the extension being: at what point does non-life become living? We don't have a good answer for these questions.
Pleomorphism, Its Discovery and Suppression
When Louis Pasteur (1822 – 1895) went public with his Germ Theory of disease, Europe continued to be ravaged by waves of infectious plagues, including Cholera, Typhus, Pneumonia (‘consumption’) and Tuberculosis; not to mention the not-too-distant memory of the Black Death. Pasteur’s discovery was due to the invention of the microscope.
The officials and public of the era were ripe for a simple and direct explanation from the emerging world of the Natural Sciences for these tragic and decimating diseases. However, at the time Pasteur was formulating and publicizing his work, a quiet, much more qualified and experienced researcher, Pierre Bechamp, was also looking at the new frontier-world of microbes, and came up with a more complex, but thorough, understanding of these miniature marvels.
He identified a fundamental unit of microbiological life, named the ‘microzyma’, which he said was critical in supporting the life of cells, but could be triggered into pathogenic states, depending on specific changes in the state of the internal (particularly the blood) environment. Therefore, the bacteria and other micro-organisms; viruses and fungi, that were being blamed as the cause of disease, were viewed by Bechamp as being part of Nature’s ‘clean-up crew’, breaking down sick tissue and ultimately decomposing a no-longer-occupied body. Bechamp also viewed these micro-organisms as ‘changing forms’ (pleomorphic): from seed to bacterial, viral and fungal states, rather than being seen as discrete species unto themselves.
Once these bugs have done the job, they revert to the ‘seed’ stage once again ready to support new life. The very ground we stand on is teeming with these fundamental biological units. I once saw a video of a microzma expiring and emitting a photon of light in the process. Perhaps these units represent the transitional point where Light becomes living Matter.
The consciousness of the era, however, was, as noted, looking for a simpler, more linear explanation for disease, and as Pasteur was more of a PR man than Bechamp, he won the recognition of academia and society. Also, the simplistic notion of ‘kill the bug, cure the disease’ was very appealing for the emerging Pharmaceutical trade, and continues to provide a major illusion in support of one of the newest ‘plagues’, the overuse of antibiotics.
Pasteur’s conscience, however, moved him to say on his deathbed, “Bechamp was right!”.
Dr. Royal Rife
In the late 20's and early 1930's, Dr. Royal Raymond Rife from San Diego, California, developed a high powered microscope which he used in conjunction with a frequency generator. Using special UV light, Rife's mircroscope was capable of 60,000x magnification! This degree of magnification allowed him to observe LIVE virus and bacteria organisms while he applied the MOR (Mortal Oscillatory Resonance) frequency from his frequency generator via plasma tube radiation of the energy. He was able to destroy all manner of disease organisms (including cancer related organisms) by merely 'tuning' the generator to the correct resonant frequency of these organisms and applying the oscillating electric fields via the plasma driven, "Beam Ray Tube". Everything in the universe, living or dead, and its own resonant frequency. If you apply this exact resonant frequency to the object or organism, it will begin vibrating until it literally shatters itself. You've all seen the wine glass and the opera singer demonstration. Same deal for microbes.