The Grape’s Spiritual Purpose?

Is it possible for the grape to have a spiritual purpose that impacts human life? In his best-selling book The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan lyrically describes relationships between humans and plants, from the plant’s point of view. Pollan posits that plants have a purpose; that the purpose of the apple, tulip, potato and marijuana is to fulfill human desires that would, of course,...
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Tensegrity Revisited

The term “tensegrity” was coined by futurist Buckminster Fuller to describe a principal of design.  This principal states that in order for a structure to maintain its integrity, it must balance the forces placed upon it, inside and out.  His famous geodesic dome is a human-made example of tensegrity. Tensional integrity describes structures that are kept stable by  the...
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In the Beginning

After writing Secrets of the Cells, I was so intrigued that I needed to explore more the amazing  inner world of our cells and was struck even more with their surprising intelligence.  I was also surprised by the lack of scientific evidence on its creation –  the creation of life.  That first living cell is different than the Big Bang! And so it was that I began exploring the...
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