October 26th, 2014
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CHALLENGING THE GENETIC DOGMA

In a previous blog I mentioned the assumptions I hold currently with respect of the relationship of the individual human mind, consciousness, or person, to the brain, and to genetics in general, and basically came down for a “both-and” view of the relationship between the non-local phenomenon of the former, to the local material phenomenon of the latter. Well, it seems some geneticists are coming to conclusions that might at least be regarded as similar (and my deep thanks to Mr. T.M. for sending me this article):

Crisis in Life Sciences. The Wave Genetics Response.

The central dogma here being that the 2% of the genome is responsible for all coding, and the other 98%, the so-called “junk DNA”, is nothing but “garbage”, a dogma under increasing assault within genetics and the life sciences themselves. As the article points out, the idea of 98% of DNA being nothing but junk is, from the evolutionary point of view, problematical, to say the least.

In the article what one notices are the dramatic “phantom leaf” effect, and the fact that Russian scientists in particular seem to have performed experiments on – for those paying attention to my own writings on the subject of analogical thinking – context as a factor in the determination of the information content of a statement, or iteration of a statement, through several distinct contexts. In short, there is a feedback mechanism between any statement or thing, and the context or field of information in which it occurs. Indeed, various physicists and scientists have advocated a view that the physical medium itself is a field of information in a topology of regions and common surfaces.

With this background in mind, the above paper comes to some very intriguing conclusions:

“1) All living organisms consist of two substances: the material substance and the energy-informational (EI) (or subtle) substance.

“2) The key property which distinguishes the EI substance, and the corresponding EI field, from all substances and fields known in modern physics is that the EI substance is omnipresent, i.e. it is present simultaneously at each point in the space of our three dimensional material world. This means, in particular, that the distance between EI substances of any two material objects in our three dimensional world is always zero, no matter how far they are located physically from each other.

“3) In agreement with Postulate 1), we assume that each living organism exists at two levels: the material level and the EI level.

“4) The two levels of an organism are intimately linked with each other and affect the condition of each other as well as reflect the condition of each other. Moreover, the EI level is the leading one.

“5) We define life as a dynamic exchange of energy and information between a physical organism and its EI (or subtle) counterpart.”

In other words, DNA is itself a complex code consisting of the thing to be mapped, and the context in which the mapping occurs, and notably, the mapping function may be- -though the authors do not come right out and say it, but merely imply it – a kind of quasi-quantum mechanical collapse of the wave function as a determinant of the morphology of the organism… and with that, of course, we’re chin to chin with “the Topological Metaphor of the Medium” that I have written about, and with that deep interface between mind, matter, the medium, physics, and biology that seem to be so deeply implied by ancient cosmologies.

Or to put that last point more even more succinctly: life itself, genetics itself, may turn out to be profoundly analogical in character and structure.

Of course, for the moment I suspect that the Western scientific world will denounce these ideas as yet more wild ravings and holdovers of the sort of “pseudo-science” that once obtained in the Soviet Union (think Kozyrev here folks), but I strongly suspect that these types of findings will not go away, and that we are on the cusp of the beginning of the end of the kind of nineteenth century mechanism and materialism that has so ruined science.

See you on the flip side.

11 Responses to CHALLENGING THE GENETIC DOGMA

  1. This appears similar to Rupert Sheldrake’s ‘morpho genetic fields’, a theory that grew out of the observation that lab rats – and people everywhere can learn a task more quickly once it has been done by another member of one’s species, no matter where they are. Thus, when a ‘rat learns a particularly difficult maze, rat consciousness’ ‘gets it’, and rats anywhere can learn this much more quickly.
    It has been theorized that every species has it’s own morphognetic field. In the teachings of the Baha’i faith, there are fields or ‘degrees of spirit’ at the level of the minerals, plants (spirit of growth), animals (movement, emotion, senses), and human (mineral, plant, animal, rational soul).

    • Hello Lionel,

      I’ve read Sheldfrake and he has a lot to say that is important. The trouble with his research is that it leaves one open to tremedous speculation and leaves me feeling like some white rat in a maze where someone somewhere is measuring my IQ potential?

      I am also guilty of speculation on the possibilies. An Author called Hanson wrote a book called “The Trickster and the Paranormal.” In many ways the more than 30 or some chapters of this book are like speculations and broad overviews. Try and synthesize the chapters into one or two pertenant facts and you’ll just might end up with a headache like I did.

      He mentions one thing why groups that tinker with ESP as such usually end up falling apart because it’s not just that the data their investigating is spooky but “something” else is at play here? He calls it like it is = a ‘FIELD – the paraNORMAL ” that has this overall tendency to split independent groups apart or into dessenting fragments. (How this works out for organizations like DARPA is anyone’s guess?)

      I think overall it is better for a child not to be able to to totally read their parents mind or feelings (ESP). It seems we need these “Masks of Repression” in order to get along with each other or to scare children?

      Please forgive me for I wandered off the topic of this article.

      When it comes to anything to do with GENETICS I immediately think of what some call the AGING GENE. Can you imagine the benefit to humankind if more is found out or discovered!!! Then again, maybe someone did for after all — those stories of a Vampire’s Lifespan being almost Immortal is a myth that doesn’t fade out because maybe their is a dna process that can extend Life way back when but shows up as Dracula legends? My ego blows out to tremendous proportions thiking if that were truth but then shrinks back to below normal size when you think of the payroll DARPA probably spends researching this topic and others.

      A gun is a great tool and saves humans life when hunting versus some spear but look at the mess we’re in when 12 yr. old gang-bangers get their hand on one?

      So in a sense I believe that in this SPECIAL FIELD someone will discover the AGING GENE but I am very cynical of the outcome because it seems that anything that is very GOOD gets appropiated by the BAD!

      One more credit I give to Farrell is his mentions of monster created in the ancient past. When one thinks or dwells on this subject after reading some of Farrell’s works one is lead to some marvelous speculations.

      The World is a fabulous place or at least it once was!

      • I can speak from first hand experience that the various forms of ESP are real. I can also verify that developing such while a kid is not pleasant.

        When I was about 10 yrs old, I realized that I had empathic sensitivity. If I looked people in the eyes, i could pick up on all their hurts, fears, regrets. Way too much information– so I averted my gaze and thus was taken as weird or shy.

        As a young adult, I discovered telepathy. I learned not to just blurt out what I was thinking Which became uncomfortable for people when I expressed something they were thinking about. I finally figured out that if the words or short sentences I was “thinking” were not of my own style, then I needed to be discerning.

        I’m a Baby Boomer, and while these sorts of gifts aren’t rare among us, they aren’t all that common ,either. But many among the generation Y young adults and the teen Millennials take such things for granted.

        I wouldn’t give up on the world quite yet. Consciousness permeates the cosmos and so does love. Fear and despair and contraction are not universal.

        • RaPhi,

          You got me thinking when you ‘question your own thinking or more likely ‘Where the hell did that Thought come from?”

          It is very good to differentiate a style – you then use to determine whose thought(s) are they? ( If you haven’t already then I advise you not to examine or analyize this ‘style’ too closely.) If it works for you then don’t fix it?

          The trouble with the word “empathy” is that it is a catchy word and now you’ll find people on every street corner promising to sell you this gift of grace. (the subject matter of ESP that is although it could be a curse in a way? – that’s my opinion?) for 50 denaros a dozen.

          ESP is not really a diversion or getting off Farrell’s Subject Matter because he not only hints at —about Moses’ and Others” Spiritual Experiences or as he calls them — Revelations?

          So I am walking in some zombie mall and all of a sudden I get this great urge to eat or consume PIZZA. If human beings are sneaky enough to spread the ‘ vapors’ or aromas of fresh pizza then just think of the NO GOOD Ancient Astronauts could spread?

          In New Jersey their are several chemical factories along that aweful polluted Toil Road called a Turnpike. (don’t ever get caught hitch-hiking there doing a very windy day. You’ll have more than the Statees to worry about, ha, ha!) One of Plastic business abominations, so I read, can make “toothpicks” taste like delicious hamburgers!

          Now if some small corporation or business can do that think how a giant-funded monster like DARPA, difficult as it would be, could maybe (?) discover a way to sap our poluted minds with sic – so called “our own thoughts?”

          I think it’s not too far fetched and it’s always better not to underestimate these “dr. Frankensteins” even if they can’t. ( Then again, I IMAGINE these clever DARPA-ERITES LOVE IT when we OVERESTIMATE them. That works too in the Proganda War>)

          And if the above is all moot — its a great way to sell books!

          Time for me to shut up — Have a nice day today and keep your head in the Clouds. You never know who you meet up there, ha, ha!

    • Uri Geller’s ‘quantum state’…….imagine the technological ability to access the link between the mind and the aether-unlimited knowledge (as far as the imminent boundaries of the material universe goes).

  2. “Energy-Information (or subtle) substance” seems to be a more western scientific discription of what eastern religions and their derivatives like Theosophy mean by astral body. Or in part what western religion considers soul.

    The hypothesis of information as organizing principle has several advantages. It doesn’t have to explain connection despite distance. Nor does it have to depend on energy exchange per se, since that would still involve matter, even if just as its energy equivalence.

    However, it is NOT true that the central dogma of genetics is that 98% of the genome is “junk DNA.” That term was from a Japanese scientist in 1972; his point was not that this stuff was garbage, but that like items in a junk drawer, they were broken or non-functional. Since about 2004, there have been research papers published on limited aspects of non-coding DNA (“junk”) as having regulation functions.

    In addition, there has been a long-term project called ENCODE which involved scientists world-wide. As of last month, the results are in. About 80% of the genome that does not code for proteins (the 2%) has to do with controlling when and where proteins are produced.

    Eric Green PhD/MD, director of the Human Genome Research Institute (NIH) said: “Early debates were that only a few percent of the genome encoded proteins, and the rest was junk. We now know this conclusion was wrong.”
    From the post at http://www.genome.gov/27549810

    Or for various bits of related interesting research, the science journal Nature
    http://www.nature.com/encode

    • No such thing as junk DNA? That’s what I would like to believe. Don’t let the so called scientists fool you with their language, especially – public relations people having to do with the Human Genome Project?

      An example: what seems interesting now that they have ( mapped ? ) the entire human gene is where to begin? One critical scientist compared this mapping to dis – assembling every part of the Empire State Building in an open flat field and labeling each separate part like what is done in giant wharehouses.

      Not to let down anyone’s high hopes === How to arrange or rearrange the parts?

      The “pushers” of DNA expound (exagerate) how much progress they’ve made to date so they can get more money/funding!

      How difficult would it be for you to assemble all those parts and create a Empire State Building if you didn’t even know what that famous building looked like? That comparison is where I believe the scientists are at?

      Of course some of them stumbling in the dark could discover something entirely unique that is very benefical but then again it could be some kind of Pandora’s Box they openned or are wrecklessly fooling around with.

      It’s nice to think about (the possible benefits) but it’s really hard for me to believe anything they say! I take the ‘stance’ that even the biggest lie contains some elements which are true. (then again, I am prone to gullibility!)

      Find them (truths) for me cause I am so lazy, ha, ha!

      Back to the beginning of this post about God don’t make junk: I was standing in some social service office a long time ago and there was this poster on the back wall showing a picture of a young boy with the words — I’m OK on top and just below, the words, God don’t make junk.

      And if God is Dead or Deus Abscondus or doesn’t even exists I like to believe Nature doesn’t waste a tiny molecule. Just a fantasy of mine when indulging in topic Farrel Brings up on his web-site.

      Now don’t anyone nail me to the cross for using the word “dog’ spelt backwards. It’s still a great Idea even if it turns out or is baloney!

  3. One thing I absolutely loathed my calculus professor who used “intuit” like “you know”.
    But it looks like the proper word here.
    Something along the “lines” the geography or “architecture” of the “ancients” presence here on Earth.