Posted by tyler durden
Thanks for posting the link to that movie. I had 4 hours free at work this afternoon so I watched it on the 60" TV in the english classroom I teach in - best movie i've seen in a long time
I just read there that it was actually banned in the EU! Insane.
I heard about Bruce Lipton for the first time a couple of months ago. I watched his "The Biology of Perception" and "Where Mind and Matter Meet" lectures he has given and was very impressed - he hits the nail on the head for me. Oh how I wish i'd been lectured by people like Bruce when I studied Biology at Uni. Here's a couple of short paragraphs I have from my notes about Epigenetics. I must update them and add in some of Bruce's wisdom.
'Our DNA, made up of around 23,000 protein coding genes, contains the genetic instructions necessary for the development and functioning of a human being. DNA is found within the nucleus of our cells and it is the epigenetic switches and markers that lie along the length of its double helix that help instruct each different cell which genes should be expressed and silenced. Humans have over 200 different types of cells. A liver cell contains the same genes as a lung cell but each cell knows to code only those proteins needed for its own specific functioning.
The conventional view of DNA is that it carries all our heritable information and that nothing we do in our life-times changes this. Epigenetics adds a new layer to genes which goes beyond the DNA and proposes that everything we experience can affect which of our genes will be expressed and passed on to future generations. Experiments show us that the epigenome is sensitive to environmental cues which can affect our bodies and brains for life. In addition to this, recent experiments have shown that these environmental epigenetic signals can be passed on from generation to generation without a gene sequence ever being changed.
In simple terms this means that what we do in our life-times can have an effect on the health and behaviour of not only our children but our great-grandchildren. What you eat, how you feel, what you inhale and even what you see can all directly affect your future offspring. The idea that inheritance isn’t just about which genes we inherit but whether they are switched on or not is a whole new frontier in our understanding of genetics, biology and life as a whole.'
Here's the link to his 'Where Mind and Matter Meet' lecture.