Folding Humans

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# 13 – Feb 21 , 2011 [display_podcast]

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For years now I’ve been talking about how I love to study shapes. As a visual artist I’ve long been interested in working with three-dimensional shapes rather than flat 2D drawings for example.

I enjoy drawing but with three dimensional material you can make structures that occupy real space. In a drawing you’ve got to suggest it or devise a way to fool the eye.

The movie Avatar comes to mind.

Lately a very interesting and very new material has become available that enables anyone with an internet connection to try their hand at forming new shapes out of it.

What is it? It’s human protein.

Now I know this sounds a bit weird so let me explain.

Seems there are some very creative scientists at the University of Washington who have worked up a type of video game called Foldit. It allows users to manipulate a virtual human protein chain into a shape on a computer screen.

New shapes for proteins, something known as protein design, are what the scientists are after. They know that human intuition can be useful at arriving at new solutions that computers can use and learn from. They are hoping that their game might someday lead to new combinations of protein shapes that could be used to cure certain diseases.

Proteins are the workhorses of every cell of every living thing on earth not just the human body. But for us they carry out many very important tasks – everything from breaking down food to power your muscles to transporting nutrients through your blood.

That’s how vitally important shape is. In fact we could not live productive lives without our proteins being folded in their correct shapes.


If shape is a critically determining factor maybe my idea that human thought systems have a right and a wrong shape isn’t so strange after all.

More power to you.

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Significant discoveries about life forms – Dec 6, 2010

“There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”  – William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”, Act 1 scene 5

Six. That’s the number of basic chemical elements that make up all living organisms on planet earth. These are called the CHNOPS elements; the letters stand for the chemical abbreviations of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur.

Only six of them. At least till this past week anyway.

Seems that scientists have been experiencing a hard evidence bomb that has left them tightly gripping the controls on their spectron microscopes. A heretofore unknown microbe has been identified as pigging out on nun other than one of the most toxic ingredients known to man: arsenic. It loves the stuff.  Even has it slathered all the way up to it’s DNA all the while kicking out the usual sulfur component that would make it fall in line with what’s considered usual.

Personally I can understand why. Sulfur‘s the stuff that smells like rotten eggs. I used to live about 40 miles from a paper mill and once in a while we’d get whiff of it.


Anyway this thing has the guys and gals in the lab coats rewriting their definition of what a life form is.

They better hurry. The possibilities for the existence of ET just got ramped up even more thanks to another discovery this week.  Seems that there are tons more stars out there than they first thought. Just take the numeral 3 and add 21 zeros to it and you’d get an idea of the latest estimate of the twinkling little specs that inhabit our universe. By the way that figure has a name it’s 300 sextillilion total stars.

But wait. What’s all this got do with a guy like me who usually talks about human motivation?

Plenty. Let me explain.

See I’ve being trying to tell people for a while now one of the most significant discovery is walking around with them 24 hours a day every day. We have all heard about our immune system and how it works. But that one only looks after our physical body. What If we had a separate one that looks after our thinking?

Still with me?  Great.

I believe I’ve found it and, I can prove it too you.

I call it mindset immunity and everyday it’s there, buried deep within you, basically operating at about only 10% capacity.
It has a hard time doing more because it’s not at all recognized and so, unlike its physical sibling, it doesn’t make any noise and doesn’t get any support.  It’s like an unknown 3rd world country still trying to survive with its stone-age economy.

But I’ve found a way to fix that. A way that is so simple that anyone could have thought it up but didn’t.

Want to know more?

No problemo.  Just check out my new book: The Gut Brain Balm. While I’m still writing it I’m giving away the first chapter for free right now. Go HERE now to grab your copy. But hurry this free offer ends once the book is completed.

Until next time.

More power to you my friends.

David W. Parsons

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