Monday, October 7, 2013

Abiotic Evolution: Can It Explain An Origin For The Toxins of Power?

Newly discovered life form
In a previous post the subject of quantum proton tunneling was contemplated as a potential source of genetic mutation.

A genetic mutation which could hypothetically cause or result in the eventual development of toxins of power (Stem Cell Malfunction A Quantum Toxin Source?).

A series at Dredd Blog quotes the same scientific paper written by Per-Olov Löwdin (see The Uncertain Gene) that was quoted here.

That Dredd Blog series goes further to quote more recent papers that are based upon or expound upon Löwdin's paper, as well as quoting several other relevant books and papers (see e.g. The Uncertain Gene - 5).

We have talked about other sources for toxins of power too.

It is quite clear that there are many potential sources for toxins of power to originate either through abiotic evolution, biotic evolution, memetics, behavioral dynamics like epigenetics, and the like.

What is still not clear, still not solved, and still not adequately presented in any workable hypothesis on this blog, so far, is the problem of "what is the link between exposure to power and the advent of the toxins themselves?"

In other words, what happens when someone is exposed to political or other offices which give them power, which therefore expose them to power, and which causes the toxins of power to affect the thinking of those so exposed?

Our case is somewhat like Dr. Semmelweis and others who could not understand  the reasons for what they could observe, and could even control:
If you could ask Ignaz Semmelweis he just might say pseudoscience is "the kind of science that rejects the obvious, then has a violent reaction towards those who don't reject the obvious":
Semmelweis's observations conflicted with the established scientific and medical opinions of the time and his ideas were rejected by the medical community. Some doctors were offended at the suggestion that they should wash their hands and Semmelweis could offer no acceptable scientific explanation for his findings.

Semmelweis's practice earned widespread acceptance only years after his death, when Louis Pasteur confirmed the germ theory. In 1865, Semmelweis was committed to an asylum, where he died of septicemia, at age 47.
(Ignaz Semmelweis, emphasis added). Galileo or Copernicus would have similar notions, as would modern scientists who also experienced blinding bias during their scientific careers.
(What Is Pseudo Science?). In other words, we can see that power corrupts those who are exposed to it for a sufficient amount of time, but we can't explain how power triggers those potential sources which are capable of producing toxins of power.

That linkage is the next series of possibilities we will begin to take a look at so we can try to develop that hypothesis.