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The BEC Mission
Throw a stone into a pond. What happens? Ripples. The ripples have something in common: They all have the same shape. They differ in size, but not in shape.
The ripples may be described as "fractals," the word fractal being short for fractional version. All the fractal-ripples together form what is called a "fractal set." The formula for geometrical fractals in a set: Same shape, different magnitudes.
One day in the mid-eighties, the cell biologist Bruce H. Lipton was contemplating the fact that the single cell and the human body have the very same life support systems when lightning (of the cognitive kind) struck: Lipton realized the single cell and human body are biological fractals of each other. A moment later, it occurred to him that Earth belongs in the same bio-fractal set. The formula for bio-fractals: Same basic bio-system, different levels of complexity.
The BioFractal Evolution Center (BEC) was established to set forth, in essay and art work, the awesome implications of Lipton's discovery.
What are some of those implications? The foremost implication is that we now have a proof the "Gaia hypothesis" that the Earth is a singular and sentient entity. Turns out the Native American believers in "Mother Earth" were right all along!
Dr. Lynn Margulis, a principal proponent of the Gaia theory (as the hypothesis is now called) rejects the idea that Gaia means Earth is "singular and sentient." To my knowledge, Dr. Margulis is not yet aware of the Lipton proof, which is understandable as the proof has been riding in the back seat of Lipton's car-pus (corpus) for years. Lipton has given other matters, especially explaining the physiological basis of consciousness, greater priority.
For about ten years now, I've briefly outlined the proof in books and articles, asking for objections and suggestions. To date, I have received not one objection to the proof. My challenge remains open: If you have a scientific objection to the Lipton claim that the Earth is singular and sentient, let's hear it. Let's get it on the table and discuss it.
Who am I to issue such a challenge? I've worn many hats in my career in academics and my post-academic work as a researcher/writer, and one of those hats is that of "new philosopher." You've heard of the new physics, no doubt, and the new biology, but what is new philosophy?
For a long time, higher education in the West has been missing one of its sciences—philosophy. Philosophy originated, with Pythagoras, as the mother science—the science of science. In modern times, however, it is little more than an old crone hanging around the humanities division, grateful for any budget-crumbs it might get.
"New philosophy" is based on the understanding that the primary job of philosophers is to assess the validity of hypotheses and theories that happen to land on their desks. Let us lump all universities together and call that lump The University. The University is a kind of hypothesis/theory assay operation. New hypotheses and theories appear at The University on a frequent basis, some originating within The University and others originating elsewhere. Professors assess these hypotheses and theories and then publish their opinions in journals and share their insights with students. Now, who or what is it that assesses the validity of the professors' opinions?
Currently, the "quality control mechanism" in The University is a system called peer review. Physicists assess the work of other physicists, biologists the work of other biologists, etc. Okay, but what happens when new hypotheses or theories happen to be significantly different from the hypotheses and theories to which the peer-reviewers are committed? In the best of all possible worlds, the new hypotheses-theories would receive a warm welcome by the reviewers and careful, unbiased consideration. That is not what happens, ordinarily, in our world. In our world, new and significantly different theories are rejected out of hand.
As a result, The University is seriously behind the times. The solution: Establish a better quality control mechanism. Re-establish philosophy as the science of science--the high court where assessments of new hypotheses-theories are concerned. Peer review is fine, as far as it goes, but it never goes very far, as it's boxed in by vested interests in established paradigms. Let the phoenix philosophy arise from the ashes of Pythagoras and light up the way for a speedier acceptance of new paradigms of merit by The University.
I am a new philosopher, with a special interest in scientific methodology. I can spot a slave scientist in a second. I have called the orthodox theory of genetic determinism, which is supported by a large number of professionals, a complete fraud, and I have been applauded by Michael Cremo and others for exposing the fraud. I have studied closely the work of Dr. Bruce Lipton, and I find his argument that bio-evolution follows a fractal pattern well grounded in evidence. His hypothesis that our planet is a fractal of the single cell (and of the human body) may seem far-fetched, but it is very reasonable. Look into the matter yourself, and read Bruce Lipton's Biology of Belief, for starters.
The mission of this site? The history of man looks to me like one long Holocaust. We started the Holocaust, through the acceptance of certain negative beliefs as truisms, and we can end it—through the replacement of those negative beliefs and belief systems with truly scientific understandings.
The mission of this site is to assist in getting out the word that War Zone Earth can be transformed into Peaceable Kingdom Earth—if enough of us embrace, soon enough, the holistic paradigms now emerging in physics, biology and other sciences.
May I suggest a good next step in reviewing this site is to go to Who We Are.