June 12, 2009

Billions of Powerhouses Within Ourselves - DNA Series Part 3

In the last post, I talked about how emotions can alter our own DNA as well as that of others. (So please, be kind when you read this blog and only project good thoughts :) )

Today, I’m going to keep it short and, hopefully, sweet.

Huhuummm. ~Clears throat~

Everyone knows that our DNA’s a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development of functioning of all known living organisms and some viruses, which works as a long-term information holder and is composed of sequences of nucleotides: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T).

Okay, I actually cheated, I got all of that off of Wikipedia.

Still though, we all sort of have an idea of some kind of concept of an understanding of what DNA is. Right?

Right.

But I bet not many of you know that it actually, “under certain conditions behaves as a superconductor.” (The Human Antenna, Dr. Robin Kelly).

Yep, that’s right. Maybe that’s why we sometimes attract lightning upon ourselves, do you think? Or is it just because we’re mainly vertical creatures? You know, now I really wonder why we get struck by lightning. Anyone know?

Anyways, superconductors conduct electricity without resistance below a certain temperature, thereby reducing energy loss. Once set in motion, the current will flow forever in a closed loop made out of a superconductor (you can learn more about superconductors here).

You see, pretty nifty stuff, huh? (Even though I have no idea what they use those for. Electric appliances? Hmm, not sure I’d want a vacuum cleaner that never stops. . .)

“Because superconductors conduct electricity so efficiently, the magnetic fields generated around them are huge. . .. [And] when DNA is extracted from a living being, dried and added to a superconducting compound in the laboratory, it appears to enhance that compound’s superconductivity at the temperature nature prefers.” (The Human Antenna, Dr. Robin Kelly).

So basically, our DNA turns superconductors into megasuperconductors. Amazing, right? We have AMAZING bodies! I think the Matrix got it right: we should harness the electricity our cells produce, it would be way so much greener than ANYTHING else, right? So, you’d have a plug at the base of your skull, and then plug all your appliances there: already mentioned vacuum cleaner, computer, car. . . The possibilities are endless!

But that’s not all. No sirree! It doesn’t just react with electricity, but with something waaaaaaaaaaaay more awesome too!

But that’s going to be the subject of the next blog.

See, I told you this one would be short, huh?

All right, off to have some fun :)

--Alessa

PS: OK, here’s a hint of what else it reacts with, so you can have an inkling of what I’m going to talk about next: you see it every day.
Ha! Try to figure that one out (you can leave your guess(es) in the comments section below).
Ciao!

2 comments:

  1. You mentioned that emotions can alter our DNA. To extend this topic, I wonder if DNA can alter emotions. Imagine a world where DNA modification can make a poker player less emotional and therefore more able to focus on probabilities and game theory. What do you think?

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  2. Actually, the previous post mentioned that it changes the shape of the DNA, not its components. But who knows if altering its shape would also improve our health and perhaps, mental strenght (such as being able to concentrate better, for instance)? But is it possible to alter the shape of someone's DNA directly without first changing that person's emotions?
    I guess we'll figure it out in the future, as sciene progresses...

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