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The Spatial Homeostasis Hypothesis

OOO “NPF “Materia Medica Holding”, 47-1, Trifonovskaya Str., 129272 Moscow, Russia
Symmetry 2018, 10(4), 103; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10040103
Received: 12 March 2018 / Revised: 5 April 2018 / Accepted: 8 April 2018 / Published: 10 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry: Anniversary Feature Papers 2018)
From studies on the effects of “high dilutions” on organisms, it was found that their administration induces a delicate physiological (molecular and cellular) response. Occasionally, physiological reactions can become atypical (pathological) individual reactions. To resolve this paradox, the spatial homeostasis hypothesis has been proposed. It considers pathological processes as tools used by living systems, in order to retain their spatial integrity (symmetry), allowing them to properly reflect the geometry of the surrounding world and thus, to be a part of the evolutionary process. This article addresses an interdisciplinary subject and is aimed at natural scientists (physicists, chemists, and biologists) as well as philosophers. View Full-Text
Keywords: released-activity; technology of gradual concentration decrease; high dilutions of medicinal agent; released-active antibodies; biological evolution hypothesis; evolutionary role of pathological processes released-activity; technology of gradual concentration decrease; high dilutions of medicinal agent; released-active antibodies; biological evolution hypothesis; evolutionary role of pathological processes
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Epstein, O. The Spatial Homeostasis Hypothesis. Symmetry 2018, 10, 103.

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