The happy fact remains: change is the only thing which life has to offer us. The hummingbirds hang suspended in space, floating, a magical excess of energetic expenditure, frozen amongst whipped air, waiting. A drink from the feeder, now rejuvenated, a dart of color speeds away into the sky, carving arcs of mad precision in a coordinated ballet of energy, sound and motion. The many varieties of caterpillar each become anew, their tube feet soon exchanged for wings, each blade of grass stretching toward the sun becomes a tasseled head of seed, and dies, the sun arching and sweet, soon rising to a boil at the apex of Summer’s noon, pouring sheets of heat over the valley, then receding behind the distant hills to invite evening’s cool, and the poetry is of one thing alone: becoming. The happy fact remains: change is the only thing which life has to offer us.
Process and transformation, are the basis of all things. Energy becomes mass, mass becomes energy, virtual particles appear and disappear, suns burn and die––the eternal is but the finite––ever changing.
In the world of science there are aspects which are otherwise––aspects which demonstrate a dynamic other than this singular bellwether of health itself: Change. Even so far back as the late 1800's the view into history was millennial, and the sight clear to interpret. From Bechamp's seminal work, The Blood, we read:
"An historian of the founders of modern astronomy recently related that the philosopher Cleanthus three millennia before our era, wished to prosecute Aristarchus for blasphemy, for having believed that the earth moved, and having dared to say that the sun was the immovable centre of the universe. Two thousand years later, human reason having remained stationary, the wish of Cleanthus was realized. Galileo was accused of blasphemy and impiety for having like Copernicus and following Aristarchus, maintained the same truth; a tribunal condemned his writings and forced him to a recantation which his conscience denied."
". . . I, Galileo, in the seventieth year of my age, on my knees before your Eminences, having before my eyes the holy gospels, which I touch with my own hands, I abjure, I curse, I detest, the error and heresy of the movement of the earth."
The case of Bechamp is cut of the same cloth. In Hume's Bechamp or Pasteur the grueling and tragic tale is laid out for all to see. Bechamp was a true genius with boundless energy, concerned with science alone. Pasteur was an animal of high ambition, although academically barely able to gain acceptance into the learned bodies which his abrasive personality would dominate. He ingratiated himself to the Emperor Napoleon, and became all but impossible to disagree with. However unassailable his personality, his science was lacking, if publicly acclaimed. Over and over again the records demonstrate Bechamp's published work predates that of Pasteur's. In the cases of fermentation and silk worm disease the evidence is well past damning. However, history takes Pasteur's thefts and plagiarisms of Bechamp's work as lauded accomplishments, even as Pasteur's cruel indifference is utterly evident, a bully insensitive to thousands upon thousands of suffering animals given fake vaccines; without respect for the priority of another man's published work or anything else, save acclaim and money. In the end, Bechamp's deep insight and genius was left aside, and the pleomorphic aspects of disease with them (Hume, 2011). Reputation, personality, money and power make fodder of good science; fine men and their hard won work which could benefit many, are disgraced and suppressed.
The situation is little different today, and it appears that the scientific disciplines which are now as then funded, overseen and authorized by wealthy individuals and large powerful bodies, themselves composed of people filled with predictable human intentions and ambitions, have indeed created a situation which has to use the words of Bechamp, "remained stationary." In psychological terms, Science is ill, it is neurotic. Science demonstrates fixation. Let us take a brief accounting of some few of the current implications.
Next week: the patentable molecule.
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