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Liquid Crystalline Life

In her fabulous book, The Rainbow and the Worm, Bio-Physicist Mae-Wan Ho informs us that all life is liquid crystalline.* This is a new finding, one that is hard for us to comprehend. How could we believe that we are liquid crystals? A crystal is matter in which the atoms are in an ordered, repeating pattern that extends in all three spatial dimensions. Crystals have long been used in electronics to amplify wave transmissions. Because of their coherently arranged pattern of atoms, crystals are exquisitely responsive. Now cutting-edge, scientific research is proving that all of life,...

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