Tractionless movement.

Understanding how cells move autonomously is a fundamental question for both biologists and physicists. Experiments on cell motility are commonly done by looking at the motion of a cell on a glass slide under a microscope. 

In those conditions, cells are observed to “crawl” on the surface. Crawling is well understood: cells attach themselves to the surface and use these anchor points to push themselves forward. However, crawling is very inefficient in vivo, where cells move through complex 3D environments. 

Scientists from the School of Mathematics at Bristol identified a different propulsion mechanism particularly suited for cell motion in tissues – one that doesn’t rely on force transmission through anchor points. They found that self-propulsion without traction (local force on the surrounding environment) is possible if you are made of “active” matter, as cells are. 

Active matter is a special kind of matter, ubiquitous in biology, in which metabolic energy is constantly converted into mechanical energy. This ability to generate mechanical forces internally, in the bulk, is what allows the drop to move without exerting forces at its boundaries (the walls). (1

Moving without a force. 

Only if you define the force in a way it fits your story. 

At the end this is what matters. 

The story. 

And the people who believe it. 

They will fly. 

And they will reach new stars. 

And they will tell their stories. 

That once there was a world with no humans. 

That once there was a world without cells. 

That once there was a world without motion. 

A magical world. 

Which gave birth to everything… 

While dancing still… 

And you will listen in awe. 

And you will smile… 

Deciding. About everthing. We cannot. And yet we do! [The magic of One]

The next time someone accuses you of making an irrational decision, just explain that you’re obeying the laws of quantum physics. A new trend taking shape in psychological science not only uses quantum physics to explain humans’ (sometimes) paradoxical thinking, but may also help researchers resolve certain contradictions among the results of previous psychological studies.

“Whenever something comes up that isn’t consistent with classical theories, we often label it as ‘irrational.’ But from the perspective of quantum cognition, some findings aren’t irrational anymore. They’re consistent with quantum theory–and with how people really behave.”

In two new review papers in academic journals, Wang and her colleagues spell out their new theoretical approach to psychology. One paper appears in Current Directions in Psychological Science, and the other in Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

Their work suggests that thinking in a quantum-like way – essentially not following a conventional approach based on classical probability theory – enables humans to make important decisions in the face of uncertainty and lets us confront complex questions despite our limited mental resources. (1)

We are limited beings.

And yet we can understand the cosmos.

We are limited beings.

And yet we take decisions that change the cosmos.

We have limited choices.

And yet we can affect everything.

Because everything is possible at the same time. Because whatever we do, we also do the things we do not do. Because wherever we are, we are at the same time somewhere else. Because everything is One.

People called it Magic in the old days.

Now they just call it Quantum Mechanics.

Sounds better.

Teleportation, Being, Space. Being a wizard.


A 22-year-old man has been instantaneously transported to his family’s pizzeria and his local railway station – by having his brain zapped. These fleeting visual hallucinations have helped researchers pinpoint places where the brain stores visual location information. (1)

You are here.
And there.
And anywhere else.

You are where you think you are.

You are a wizard.
You can do magic.
If only you pay attention to what science really tells you…

Definitions, spirit, magic…

The world of spirit is something “magical”.
The world of spirit is something “material”.
The world of spirit is something “immaterial”.

We disagree about the name of the same thing. We accept its properties, but we are deeply disturbed if someone names it in a different way than what we want. But does it even matter how we are going to name it?

Spirit, matter, God, One, Nothing…

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