On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 7:14 PM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote: > Rupert Sheldrake - The Morphogenetic Universe > > What is space ? There is no such thing as space, there are only fields, > which are mathematical structures. > Fine. > > What is matter ? There is no such thing as matter, because it is only a > field. > There is no such thing as mass, which is why there is no such thing > needed > as a Higgs field to form what we call mass. Hence we haven't found a > Higgs > or field. > Ok. > > What causes a foetus to grow into a baby ? Is it DNA ? Biologists agree > DNA does not do that. > This I have a problem with. Biologists agree on no such thing and they do have very compelling explanations for how morphogenesis works. As an aside, I find that someone using some variation of the phrase "all scientists agree" is a very bad sign. I believe this results from an outdates view of the DNA as an inert blueprint. We now know that DNA is a computer program, capable of conditional execution based on inputs from the environment. Biologists call these mechanisms "gene regulatory networks": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_regulatory_network The initial undifferentiated cell divides a number of times, and the accumulation of cells and their interactions eventually changes the environment in a way that triggers the expression of other segments of the genetic code. > > If these questions puzzle or intrigue you, you might want to watch > > Rupert Sheldrake's "The Morphogenetic Universe" > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dm8-OpO9oQ > > [Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net] > 1/3/2013 > "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." - Woody Allen > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.