this first episode of a two-part presentation, we begin
with an open question in biology:
How do the shapes of
creatures come about?
How does a certain frog species
obtain its particular shape and not some other?
its legs and toes and claws always get their particular
shape and not some other?
We repeat the 70 year-old idea that DNA alone somehow
determines everything, though there is surprisingly
The story of DNA that we grew up
with - and still teach our children - is not only wrong,
it's harmful to our spirit because it gives us a false
understanding of ourselves and our relationship to the
Astrophysicist and Lead Scientist of 'The SAFIRE Project'
Michael Clarage, PhD, highlights some of the evidence
for the role of electricity in how plant and animal
shapes come to be, and the role of electric fields in
how inorganic objects obtain their shapes.