Bruce Lipton, PhD"Invisible Biology: An Introduction to Quantum Biophysics"
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit.
Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of “The Biology of Belief” and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
Invisible Biology: An Introduction to Quantum Biophysics
In today’s world of allopathic medicine, the concept of energy as relevant to our health is really not considered. This current paradigm has its origins in Descartes and Newton. Descartes came up with the idea that the solar system is like a machine, a giant mechanical device. With that idea in his head, Newton started to look at the nature of the mechanisms of how the universe works.
Since Newton was able to accurately predict the movements of the universe with his calculus, it implied that anything in the universe could actually be understood using the same equations. This is the science we now call classical (or Newtonian) physics and is based on the conclusion that we can understand the universe through its mechanical representation—we do not need to invoke invisible forces (God, spirit or whatever you like to call it). In sum, the physical universe is separate from an energetic universe.
Through this lens the human body is considered to be a machine. To understand a complex machine, you need to take it apart. This is called reductionism. By 1953, science had taken living systems apart to the extent that we saw the nature of DNA, nucleic acid—the material of which genes are made. This was thought to be the physical foundation of life. By extension, a belief developed that DNA is controlling not just our physical characteristics, but also our emotions and our behavioral characteristics as well. This belief is called genetic determinism. What’s the significance of buying into this belief? If we didn’t pick our genes and we can’t do anything about them, we are led to believe that we are victims—victims of our heredity.
But is this belief correct? Do genes really control life?
If you remove the brain from any living organism, there’s only one necessary consequence: the organism dies. Let’s look at a cell with this in mind. You can remove a nucleus (where 99% of genes are found) from a cell with a process called enucleation. And what does enucleation show? If you remove the nucleus, the cell does not die. A cell without a nucleus is capable of displaying very complex behaviors— interacting with the environment, interacting with other cells and interacting with parasites and viruses as well. A cell’s behavior is not dependent on the presence of the DNA. So, the nucleus is not the brain of the cell and genes do not control biology.
If genes don’t control our biology, how is life activity controlled?
In the late 60s, Lipton was doing research cloning stem cells (multi-potential cells found in our bodies that replace the hundreds of billions of cells that die everyday). He would take one stem cell and put it in a petri dish all by itself. That cell would divide every 10-12 hours. After about a week I’d have about 50,000 genetically identical cells in the petri dish. He took those cells, split the population up and inoculated them into three different petri dishes with different culture medium environments.
in environment A, the cells differentiated and formed muscle;
in environment B the cells differentiated and formed bone;
in environment C the cells differentiated and formed fat.
“The Biology of Belief”
By Bruce Lipton, PhD
“Here’s the important point. When you see me in the light, you’re not seeing me. You’re seeing photons of light bouncing off my energy field and being reflected back to you. You’re not really seeing the energy that I am. You’re seeing a reflection of light.”
“Get a new understanding of atoms. Atoms are simply focused energies. They are like a group of nano tornadoes hanging out together and their force fields are so powerful that it’s not easy to push your force through that force. That’s why you can feel matter.”
Since the cells were genetically identical, we know the genes did not promote whether it became muscle, bone or fat. It’s the environment that influences the behavior and the genetic activity of the cells. This new science was given the name epigenetics in 1990. ‘Epi’ means above.
‘Epigenetic control’ literally means ‘control above the genes’. Genetic determinism thus falls by the wayside. When you understand the environment controls your life, then you realize you have a mastery over your genes. You’re the one that can change your environment or your perception of that environment and therefore change your life. We’re no longer victims…..
…”In understanding a human body in Newtonian physics, the first to understanding is that the body is considered as a machine. The second understanding is, outside of the material aspects, to understand a complex machine you need to take it apart. That’s called reductionism.
By 1953, science had taken living systems apart to the extent that we saw the nature of DNA, nucleic acid, the material of which genes are made. This is the physical foundation of life—an answer that was sought-after when you recognize in a Newtonian world that the physical expression is the only one you need and the physical expression to make life is reduced down to the story of DNA….”
..”Now we’re left with a very important fact that I must emphasize and that is this, genes do not control biology . You’ve held a belief all your life essentially that genes can turn on and genes can turn off. This is a blatantly false assumption. Genes have no control over themselves.”
“Conventional allopathic medicine only emphasizes matter is affecting matter and therefore it’s focus is on drugs. Quantum mechanics has not yet been adopted by allopathic medicine for a simple reason: the business pursuits of the pharmaceutical industry do not want to have energy healing because it has no commercial value to them.”