Homeopathy & Conventional Medicine
The Drawbacks of the Medical Biomolecular Model of the Organism and its Pathology
This happens because due to thermal expansion the layer becomes stratified, in other words the lower plate has lower density than the upper plate. This gives rise to a density gradient which opposes the force of gravity (potentially unstable.) Thus imagine a small volume of the fluid near the lower plate, this is weakly displaced upward by a perturbation. Being in a colder and more dense region it will experience an upward Archimedes force which will tend to amplify the ascending movement further. On the other hand if a small droplet close to the upper plate will be displaced downward it will penetrate an environment of lower density and the Archimedes force will tend to amplify the initial descent further.
Thus we see that the fluid can generate ascending and descending currents as soon as a critical threshold is reached. Complexity is shown in that the movement of the cells, the currents move in a certain direction [note
Diagram 5. A and B ] and the cells unfold along the horizontal axis adopting successively a right handed or left handed
At this point the system has gone from simple to complex behavior. There arises a notion of space, of order and coherence in the system. This is called SYMMETRY BREAKING and it changes our static geometrical view of space into one where space is shaped by the functions going on in the system.
When the temperature was below the critical threshold value the homogeneity of the fluid in the horizontal direction was rendering its different parts independent of one another. But past the critical threshold value CORRELATIONS start to exist. What this means is that each volume element is now watching the behavior of its neighbor and taking it into account so that it could play its role adequately and participate in the overall pattern. Correlations are statistically reproducible relations between distant parts of the system.
The Benard cell experiment is reproducible and one will always see the convection pattern appearing at the same threshold value. Matter is structured in cells that are alternatively right handed or left handed and once this direction of rotation is established it remains as such in each cell.
Chance and the form of particular perturbation prevailing at the time of the experiment will decide whether a given cell is right or left handed.
Also, far from equilibrium, we see that a system can adjust to its environment in a number of different ways. But among these many choices only one is chosen which confers to the system a HISTORICAL DIMENSION or HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE. This is a sort of memory of a past event which took place at a critical moment and which will affect its further evolution. In the organism this refers to genetic predisposition plus the acquired predisposition or information which is stabilized during our lifetime.
Now as more heat is added and we go beyond the first threshold of structuration we come to a second critical threshold value. When we pass this we see a manifestation of randomness, of turbulence or chaos arising in the system. This is the point in the Bifurcation Diagram [note
Diagram 6] that we see the system go into chaotic dynamics. A Bifurcation Diagram will help us see the change in phases of a system, i.e. it can be the convection process and the appearance of Benard cells or the organism evolving from a healthy to a pathological