A Review of Dr. Michael Clarage’s ‘The Electrical Shaping of Biology’
It has become commonplace within the world of reductionist biology to presume that all ponderable qualities of living matter (including the morphology, cell development, and purpose of both cells and individual members of species), are shaped entirely by DNA. If this were true, then it must be assumed that all the information contained in the outcome of every cell’s development were pre-determined from before birth leaving little room for freedom within the universe.
A problem now emerges. When we consider the incredible interconnection and intercommunication which must exist between cells of an organism during its development then how do the under-defined stem cells of an embryo know when to “become” heart cells instead of brain cells, or stomach cells? Once formed, then how does that intercommunication of cells within an organ and between organs within a body continue throughout that organism’s life?
In this incredible two-part video series, Dr. Michael Clarage (lead scientist of the Saphire Project) not only addresses the problems caused by the assumption that DNA is a fundamental driving force of life, form and function, but demonstrates concrete case studies in nature where such theories completely break down… both in living organisms as well as in crystallography and snowflake formation.
Among case studies taken from the biological domain, Dr. Clarage explores the work of the Michael Levin laboratory at Tufts University in Boston which carried out experiments that involved modifying the electrical characteristics of cellular biology in embryos. Without doing anything to the underlying DNA of a variety of species, the Levin lab rigorously demonstrated that modifying electrical polarizations within cells can fundamentally distort the development of living organisms to the point that entirely new species could be created, even capable of self-reproduction.
Dr. Clarage challenges the viewer to ponder what other forces and principles are in play during the formation of both new species and individual organisms which have more to do with electromagnetic properties than with DNA alone.
If electrical characteristics of life are vastly more important (though perhaps not specifically causal) than commonly believed, then the questions emerges: What higher astrophysical causes shape this process? How is this affected by the earth’s oscillating electrical/magnetic fields? How are those oscillating fields affected by the larger environment of the solar system’s electro-magnetic fields? How are those in turn shaped by the broader electromagnetic properties of the galaxy, or super-cluster of galaxies which the Milky Way is but a part?
These questions and more are posed in Dr. Clarage’s videos below:
What’s interesting about Clarage’s videos is that he exposes the mystery of electricity affecting the “immortal worm” and that of no two snowflakes being alike—but does not pretend to have the answer. Religion rushes into mysteries of the universe and proclaims they are the work of God. I think it is best, like Clarage, to tread lightly in absence of proof. This is also why I like Stephen Gould.
We humans are so closely related to four great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans) that we barely differ enough to deserve our own genus. We share 98.8% of both chimpanzee and bonobo DNA – both are equally our ancestors (Frans de Waal). In "Ever Since Darwin" Gould then asks the important question: “If the overall genetic distance is so small, then what has caused such a divergence in form and behavior? … Liver cells and brain cells have all the same chromosomes and all the same genes. Their profound difference does not arise from genetic constitution, but from alternate paths of development. During development, different genes must be turned on and off at different times in order to achieve such disparate results from the same genetic system. In fact, the whole MYSTERIOUS PROCESS of embryology must be regulated by exquisite timing in the action of genes. To differentiate a hand from a homogeneous limb bud, for example, cells must proliferate in some areas (destined to be fingers) and die in others (the spaces between them).” And that's as far as we can go at this time.
Dr Clarage has been a favorite on mine for many years. For more on this topic look into Rupert Sheldrake’s theory of morphic resonance. And for experimental examples, look into the Ebner Effect.
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