Morphogenic field is a concept used by developmental biologists, to explain how extremities in the embryo evolve. An arm starts in form of a bud which differentiates while elongating and finally attains all features of an extremity. (v." Induction" which illustrates the development of a CA hand and finger). It is assumed that cells move along a morphogenic field which quasi directs them during the formation of an extremity. The cytoplasm of the fertilized egg, is also a morphogenic field which determines the axis of symmetry of the developing fetus, and the future site of its head. (v. "CA-cloning" ). The following experiment illustrates a CA morphogenic field.
We plant two zygotes, CA-1 and CA-2, which are depicted with their age structure. (For an explanation v. "Biological age-1" ). After the experiment has ended and both CA died, the age structure of CA-1 is left in the experimental area, and a new CA-2 zygote is planted (frame 3). As it grows, the age of its cells is determined by the age structure in the experimental area. CA-2 cells lost (or forgot) their own age, and their behavior is controlled by the CA-1 age structure. Now the CA-2 of frame 3 is different than its kin in frame 2.
In the last experiment, (frame 4) the zygote was planted five units off the central axis, marked by the black line.
In the upper image morphogenic fields are placed besides the CA. In the model the CA evolve above them.
A nonlinear vector
This is the first model of a morphogenic field ever presented. .Hitherto this concept was obscure and difficult to understand. Here it is rigorously defined, and reproducible. It is oriented in space and time. It might be regarded as a nonlinear vector. It illustrates that wherever life exists, it leaves behind an invisible imprint which affects other life. Imagine a slug leaving behind a slime trail, which is the morphogenic field for organisms which feed on it. The food chain is a cluster of such imprints which have an effect on its members. The food chain is a set of morphogenic fields.
The present experiment illustrates also a key concept of Homeopathy. The basic tenet of Homeopathy is that disease can be cured by giving the patient minute amounts of a substance that can induce similar symptoms to the actual disease itself. Drugs are diluted, again and again, many times, either in water or alcohol. The process of repetitively diluting a drug is called potentiation. During each dilution, the solution is vigorously shaken in order to evenly distribute the molecules in it. Practitioners of homeopathy claim that drug potency actually increases as the drug becomes more and more dilute. Homeopathic physicians admit that their most potent medications hardly contain any molecules of the drug. Some speculate that the diluting solution supposedly remembers, or in some way imprints, the initial drug that was diluted.
CA-model illustrates how water might turn into a morphogenic field which evolves
from dilution to dilution. Unlike other inorganic solvents water is not
a homogenic solution. Its molecules are polarized and create a non linear
field. Its initial condition is set during the first dilution. As drug molecules
disappear due to the dilution, water molecules restructure into a morphogenic
experiment illustrates how a dynamic processor might be envisaged. A dynamic
processor is a hardware which configures itself according to the tasks it
has to solve. Usually such a configuration is done with software, here the
hardware configures itself. Imagine that the hardware is made of two layers.
CA structure and a morphogenic field. As the latter shifts the upper layer
changes its structure in the same way as depicted in frame 4.
The experiment illustrates how a dynamic processor might be envisaged. A dynamic processor is a hardware which configures itself according to the tasks it has to solve. Usually such a configuration is done with software, here the hardware configures itself. Imagine that the hardware is made of two layers. CA structure and a morphogenic field. As the latter shifts the upper layer changes its structure in the same way as depicted in frame 4.
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effect[1, 35]; effect[2, 33]; In effect If[age[[1, i]] >= criterion(no), for both CA.