The serendipitous path that eventually led to the creation of this website began in the late 1980s. At that time, this website’s creator, Dr. Ralph Silverman co-founder of an early Regenerative Medicine Company – Fibrogenex, was involved in microbiological research. This research, utilizing “ Large Scale Cell Culture Technologies”, was aimed at growing normal human cells, initially foreskin fibroblasts, in order to purify a specific important molecule, Cellular Fibronectin. Foreskins of newborn boys were readily available at many Chicagoland hospitals. These freely available tissues were sterilely processed and eventually placed into large 2 liter tissue culture roller bottles, which were placed onto a roller bottle apparatus, in order to grow, expand and become become confluent.
All of this technology was done with strict sterile protocols. Fibrogenex had proprietary technologies which included cell culture media for nutritional and cellular multiplication growth. Once the foreskin fibroblast reached confluence, i.e., completely covering the inside walls of the slowly rotating roller bottles, the media was harvested and new media was added to the roller bottles. The harvested media was the eventual source for the proprietary purification protocols in order to obtain the Cellular Fibronectin.
There is a well-known technology; SDS-PAGE Gels, that enables researchers to see the different types of proteins that cell cultures can produce. Ironically each different “normal” cell type produces their own specific proteins when viewed on these Gels. Dr. Silverman decided to try to increase the total production of those foreskin cells by growing them within the roller bottle with an experimental series of sterile sponges. The experiments resulted in 3 times the amount of cells within the roller bottles, however, the production of the proteins went down by 70%!? What? 3 times more cells; 70% less yield? What is going on here?
Dr. Silverman eventually figured out the conundrum. The cells in the sponges were emulating the same things that ordinarily happens in the human body in normal tissues. They do not produce excess proteins. They just produce what is needed for their norman survival. However, the single layered cells that are confluent in the roller bottles have a completely different agenda.
These cells are tightly attached to the specialized plastic of the roller bottle and tightly attached to each other. But, they have an immense open face exposure to the media. These cells “THINK” that they are wounded. It turns out that in these circumstances, the cell produce all of their wound healing proteins. With further research, it was found that each different normal cell type produced their unique specific wound healing proteins.
The bottom line from this described scenario, is that even at the tiny level of a cell, a survival consciousness exists; without a neural system nor a brain!
In the ensuing years there became an awareness that similar survival strategies existed in all species even in single celled entities:
- Pathogenic bacteria’s capacity to change their structure in order to overcome the effect of antibiotics.
- Parasitic protists that have the ability to avoid toxic chemicals in their fluid environment that would be lethal for them
- There is a species of plant algae that swim away from its predators
A number of other unrelated phenomenon presented indications that the human brain is not the ultimate controller of consciousness. Inexplicable human phenomenon such as: Near Death Experiences, Out of Body Experiences, Multiple Personalities in one individual, Possession,and the like, were some of the diverse subjects that were of interest for this writer.
Based on these observations and diverse, seemingly unrelated phenomenon, Dr. Silverman began to develop his theory of Survival Consciousness which has informed much of his subsequent research that is explored in this website.
It seemed that there was some types of Consciousness without a Brain!? From where would such a consciousness emanate? From an EVOLUTIONARY space-time perspective, when did it begin? On what physical level is it manifesting!? These are questions that my research and interest seeks to answer. Recently many scientists from a variety of disciplines have begun to equate CONSCIOUSNESS with the QUANTUM WORLD.
EVOLUTION, QUANTUM MECHANICS, CONSCIOUSNESS, all have obvious roles in finding answers to some very deep and important questions related to the very nature of life, its sustenance and healthy equilibrium. My fascination with the interrelations between these topics and the thought that with additional insight and conversation with others, that some of these topics could be further explored and understood. Thus, the decision to create this website became inevitable.