MINA BISSELL, CANCER, AND CONTEXTJuly 28, 2012
Very very rarely do I devote most of the blog to allowing someone else just to speak, but I found this so provocative, so intriguing, from so many levels, that I just have to share it, without much commentary, for it speaks for itself.
My interest in this video - which I urge you to watch - is threefold. Twelve years ago I lost my youngest sister Jeanie to a malignant glioblastoma, or rather, to a brain hemorrhage caused by the treatment which she took - a radical treatment involving a platinum injection via a catheter directly into the tumor. So I have an interest, a personal one, in cancer. I am sure all of us do.
At the second level, I have been toying with an idea for almost three decades now, that I call "analogical calculus," a kind of formally explicit way in which to symbolize analogical thought, and of course, the essence of analogy is context, the ability of a form or proposition to gain information from, i.e., to communicate with, its context in a kind of feedback loop. In dealing with this conception, I discovered - and I won't go into the complicated reasons why - that there were direct, and significant, implications of this idea for actual physical reality; it was a kind of systems kinetics of contexts. As you will see when you view this remarkable and thought-provoking video with Mina Bissell, Ph.D., context is everything.
Finally, at the physics level, I have been fascinated with the idea of a kind of quantum of rotation in a cellular structure of space, and that DNA is a natural transducer of it. For all these reasons, and, I hope some of your own, that you will enjoy this video.
A final note, Dr. Bissell is an Iranian-American....
See you on the flip side...