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  1. #1 The biology of beliefs 
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    Hello...

    I'm not a biologist and so I don't know if this my question might be worthy of a reply... but I'd really like to receive some informations about the book called "The biology of beliefs" written by Bruce Lipton who maybe some of you already know...

    My question is: it is plausible what is written in that book?

    I mean actually the book is a research about the activity of the cells of human being... and also of course of animal and vegetal beings in general.

    Bruce Lipton say that actually the most active part of cells isn't the internal place where there is the DNA and the other elements... instead he discovered that the membrane is most important in term of influence of biological mechanisms...

    He say that the membrane have a great interaction with the external environment which is the most powerful source of influence for the whole organic system...

    He say that also cancer and other kinds of diseases come not from inside rather from outside... He say that the membrane feel the energetic external field and tune into with the energetic waves that there are outside...

    By understanding this particular mechanism of our body it could be (and for him is it) possible to cure those deases by reaching the equilibrium lost which is the cause of those deseas...

    Actually my description might be been a bit less clear... but I hope someone understood...

    Well... I'd like some clarification about this "discovery"... Is it possible what he say or is it not correct... or maybe is it completely absurde...?

    Thanks for your attention!!!


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    His book wasn't about biology at all but, rather, his own brand of new age mumbo-jumbo that doesn't have any empirical support. I wrote a review on Amazon of his misnamed book after reading the Kindle excerpt that you can get free before deciding to buy it. Here's what I wrote:

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    This is one of those occasions that I'm glad I downloaded the Kindle sample instead of making a purchase based on the publisher's/author's description. As an anthropologist, I was hoping for a scientific review of recent neurological and psychological advances in understanding the ways in which people come to believe things like religion or superstition or engage in behaviors that range from ritualistic habits of baseball players to OCD. Instead, Lipton seems to embrace irrational belief rather than explore it; adopting pseudoscience rather than science. His derision of evidence-based medicine in the introduction and first chapter are also disappointing. If you're looking for an actual exploration of the biology of belief, it probably isn't this text. On the other hand, if you're looking for confirmation of belief...


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    Thanks a lot... I supposed it was a sort of esoteric treaty new age style...

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    I don't think any single person who ever discovered that the membrane is more active or important than the nucleus.

    Instead there are thousands and thousands of researchers all over the world examining all aspects of the cell, tissues, organs, whole organisms, populations, and ecosystems.

    Anyone who claims some process is more important than another fails to see the essence of life. That it all hinges together. That it is all part of the same thing.
    "Kill them all and let God sort them out."

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    thanks for your replies!!!
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