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The Double-Aspect of Life

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Hebelstrasse 1, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
Biology 2018, 7(2), 28;
Received: 13 March 2018 / Revised: 2 May 2018 / Accepted: 4 May 2018 / Published: 7 May 2018
Life is based on two aspects: matter and a non-material, electrical component. In a dynamic system of reciprocal causality, matter and the so-called bioelectricity interact with one another, forming a functional unity. The aim of this essay is to summarize evidence for bioelectricity, for the sensitivity of biosystems to external physical factors and for the interactions of internal bioelectricity with internal biochemical structures. I propose non-material information of bioelectrical states to be just as inheritable from generation to generation as is the material genetic code. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrostatic fields; electrodynamic fields; bioelectricity; ecology; evolution electrostatic fields; electrodynamic fields; bioelectricity; ecology; evolution
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