teleportation of DNA
- Interesting scientific heresy?
I do love it when the modern day ministers
of the scientific establishment
have their birretas knocked askew.
Luc Montagnier's claim that DNA can teleport from one organism to another has stirred a cauldron of controversy. What is interesting about the ensuing controversy after his announcement and details of his experiment were released, is that those verbalizing their outrage are both inside and outside of the scientific community.
♦ Luc Montagnier
Luc Montagnier is a French virologist who has worked for decades at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. His interest in science started in childhood, and his desire to help arrest human suffering is believed to have been propelled by his grandfather's prolonged battled with colon cancer.
Luc Montagnier is best known as one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize for establishing a link between HIV and AIDS. His research would propel the manufacturing of medications and continuing research to battle AIDS worldwide. His research still continues in this field in an effort that he hopes will yield a vaccine to cure AIDS. It is not clear from the research if the following experiment with DNA may have been an offshoot of his AIDS research, but the experiment and subsequent claims have fueled the controversy mentioned above.
♦ The experiment
Let's simplify the experiment to its most basic principles: The experiment consisted of a tube of clear water and one containing a concentration of DNA material. By using a complex system of electromagnetic signals, Luc Montagnier has made the claim that DNA can teleport its image to a vessel that contains no DNA whatsoever, in this experiment he used plain water. He takes this assertion further by stating that enzymes can mistake the image, or `ghost' DNA, for real DNA and will copy and reproduce the string of DNA as if the 'real deal' was actually present. This is in essence the basis of Luc Montagnier assertion of DNA teleportation. The concentration and dilution ratios have not been fully disclosed, but the experiment results showed within 18 hours.
Luc Montagnier's discovery may not have created so much controversy if articles on the subject had not connected the experiment's required dilutions to homeopathic dilutions. Homeopathy treatments rely on dilution, which is what the experiment above did but Luc Montagier did not discuss homeopathy in conjunction with his experiment in his reports. The fact that homeopathy relies on high dilution ratios and Luc Montagnier is a proponent of homeopathic remedies may have made the connection to the experiment a simple transition in the minds of many.
Homeopathy has been under attack by the medical community because many proponents and practitioners have steered patients away from traditional medicine, such as antibiotics and vaccinations. Some consider homeopathic remedies as nothing more that `old wives tales' that put patients at risk.
Luc Montagnier did not talk about homeopathy in this experiment. He simply concluded that a ghostly imprint of DNA cannot be differentiated from the real, physical strand of DNA by the enzymes used.
What does this mean? Does it mean that we can transfer sickness from one person to another just by being in their presence? Can we transfer wellness instead? Do we need to be within a specific magnetic field or a certain range in order to transmit wellness (or illness?) Do all enzymes behave in the same manner? What applications can be derived from this experiment to help humanity?
The fact is that a hundred more questions can be raised, and that is why scientific research is so important. The more questions asked, the more research is done and through a process of trial and error, solutions to existing problems are found.
Controversy is good for science, scientists, and the public in general. Luc Montagnier's research may very well be the crack in the door that allows new discoveries to shine through. Is teleportation possible? Is it real? Can magnetic signals from electronic devices teleport a human being to another location? Is science fiction getting closer to real science?