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If you were to choose to investigate anything modern, what would you choose?

Asked by shared3 (921points) May 13th, 2009

That is to say, if you could choose any topic to learn more about, what would you choose. For example, would you choose to learn more about the financial crisis? Would you choose to learn more about the swine flu? The rise in gang violence? Why can’t we find Osama bin Laden? The possibilities are endless. What would you choose as most interesting (so, don’t say for example, the cure for cancer, just because it would benefit humankind…I mean just would you like to learn a little more about?

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kevbo's avatar

Right now, I’m reading this book, which basically aims to bring to light the underlying and applicable quantum physics that have gone ignored in modern medicine and biology. Basically, living cells respond to energy more so than they do chemistry, which is the basis for pharmaceuticals, most medical treatment, and most biological research (e.g. the human genome project). It also states that environmental factors dictate the expression of DNA, which subverts the current dogma that DNA is the be all and end all of genetic expression. So, I’d say that.

oratio's avatar

@kevbo Have you seen the docu “The ghost in your genes”? Interesting study of environmental factors impact on DNA expression.

kevbo's avatar

No, I’ll look it up. Thanks.

kevbo's avatar

@oratio- oh right, epigenetics. I forgot that’s the name of the field that the book investigates, too. So, epigenetics.

quarkquarkquark's avatar

@kevbo, your description of the book sounds reasonable enough, but beware of any work that uses quantum mechanics to support a social or other scientific position. Quantum physics has no real bearing even at the microscopic level, and nobody understands how it works well enough to make a judgment on its potential (yet unlikely) effects on biology and consciousness. Lipton is a cell biologist with no background in math or theoretical physics.

Anyway, I would pick UFOs. I shit you not.

YARNLADY's avatar

I would like to learn more about successful personal responsibility societies. Does such a society exist and can I move there.

fundevogel's avatar

Why if? I’m always investigating interesting topics. All kinds of things, chemistry, physics, religion, medical health issues.

If you’ve got the time and the interest there’s nothing stopping you.

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