Chapter 6: Exploration

Book 1: Beyond the Big Crunch – A text (book) for bioecology

An Autobiography of a Cancer Cell

Please note: material within the flower bracket in blue/red colour is the commentary

Chapter VI. Exploration (to conquer – know thy enemy first)

{To conquer cancer we should know its behaviour exactly. Way back in time, the entire malaria control program in India, was based on the observation that a mosquito sits on a wall after feeding on human blood. The other behaviour of the insect is to seek for a stagnant puddle of water nearby to breed.}

When we came across a flowing river I was surprised, being the first exposure to such an existence. It contained a whitish fluid flowing in one direction. {This is the lymphatic channel. After detaching from the main body of cancer, the cell infiltrates around and encounters the lymphatic channel through which it travels to the lymph nodes}. I took it as an opportunity to explore the same instead of skirting around it. I also thought that our travel would be easier in the flow of the river.

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Chapter 2: Organizational Bioecology

Organizational Bioecology

Effort-Result Model and concept of multisigmoid curve

The distinguishing feature of the biological system in the universe is that they perform one activity or other. This activity leads to results, which can be either negative or positive. The activity is against the inertia in the universe which requires effort. When the intensity of effort in x axis is plotted against the result in y axis, universally, curve follows the sigmoid shape.

The sigmoid graph has 3 segments, say p, q and r. The first segment, p, is the initial phase where the results increase slowly. After it reaches a critical point, (point k, the intra-sigmoid resistant point),  with increasing effort the results increase dramatically/ disproportionately in the mid-portion, the segment q. In the third segment, any further increase in effort improves the result marginally, and after a certain point, any increase in effort will not improve the outcome. The phase of resistance is r. (Fig AB1).

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Chapter 1: Bio-economy

Chapter 1 Applied Biocosmology:  Bio-economy Laws of Universe, Individual, Society, Economy and Stability Bell Society - Importance of middle group  Financial Anatomy of the society:  Money is the haemoglobin of society. The healthiness of the human body depends on the level of haemoglobin. And, a society carrying the burden of being financially deprived…

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Chapter V: The Access

An Autobiography of a Cancer Cell

Chapter V: The Access

 {Access to travel and communication has been the fundamental characteristic for the growth of civilizations. One can see in this chapter a few similarities between the spread of cancer and how humans have colonized.}

Well, here I was, well settled, bustling with energy looking forward to a life of happiness forever and that was when the premonition of tragedy struck me.  Insidiously, I found something was happening. By now, my family had grown to such a large extent that even I had difficulty in knowing its size. The first thing I noticed was that our living space was getting cramped. We had not planned our growth, (more…)

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Chapter IV. The Expansion

  An Autobiography of a Cancer Cell

Chapter IV. The Expansion

One of the most exciting things in life is growth and expansion. Despite being born with disadvantages it is thrilling when one makes progress in life. Every day is worth looking forward to when one has that gut feeling that life is going to be successful finally. Every day is a rosy day when slowly but inexorably one can put down the enemies. I basked in the sunshine of my new found strength and relished every day of my existence. (more…)

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Provisional Laws of Biocosmology / Bio-Universology

Based on the observation of rise and fall of empires/civilizations/organizations

The following is enunciated with the presumption that the aspects raised here are in the minds of all of us. What is documented below is the food for Socratic debate and will be adapted to the relevant feedbacks  

Definitions: (click on the picture for enlarged view)

 

 Subject: It is the topic in existence under deliberation. It may be money distribution in a society or hemoglobin levels in a population (one indicates the “healthiness” of society and the other “wellbeing” of a human being).

Events / variables: Around the given subject cluster of events/variables happen. For example if one takes the haemoglobin level of 100 individuals  (here haemoglobin level would be the subject under consideration) and plots a histogram, the maximum number will be around mean or median and rest will cluster around to take the bell distribution. (Fig LB 1). (click on the picture for enlarged view)

 

Moving Bell distribution: If the estimation of haemoglobin level is done in hundred individuals over a period of time and not simultaneously, one may plot at the end of experiment to get the bell distribution. However, if the time effect is taken into account and overlapped over mean or median axis, then the bell distribution moves in time space making it a moving bell distribution. In real life events happen in time space and also simultaneously. Here one way of viewing the events is, for simplicity, shape of moving “bird with flapping wings” (movement of the body of bird is akin to flight of time). The wings may be asymmetric in real time in the form of wave but symmetrical in reasonable average time (ie. when averaged out in independent intervals of time). (Fig LB1a) (click on the picture for enlarged view)

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Chapter III: The creatures who followed rules

 An Autobiography of a Cancer Cell

Chapter III. The creatures who followed rules

{Creatures who followed rules: Author was debating within him about the appropriate name for this chapter. Whether to name the chapter as “Persons who followed rules” or “Creatures who/that followed rules”? Finally, author decided on the latter, because there usually is an element of contempt or association of impracticality in the society towards the people who follow rules. Probably, those who follow rules are considered as people without sense of “adventure”. Perhaps there lies an ingredient of excitement in violating rules. Routinely, it might help in saving time and energy by circumventing rules. Because of this element of disdain prevalent in the society, the nomenclature, “creatures,” seems appropriate.}

One aspect of life that amazed me immensely was the creatures around me who followed rules {These could be the perspectives (more…)

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Authors Profile

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I am Dr. Kumara Swamy, a radiation oncologist, placed in Bangalore. I chose this speciality to work in the field of cancer. At that time the radiation department used to be in dingy basements where other specialists would rarely visit, and some did not even know its existence in the hospitals. The turn…

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Chapter 1 -The Purpose- the realization

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Chapter I: The Purpose – the realization Purpose gives confidence. Purpose channelizes energy. It is the ultimate goal for life. Life develops a sense of direction, without which it is a rudderless ship. Not surprising therefore that I searched for my purpose in the deepest corners of my mind for a protracted length…

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Chapter II: Being before the big bang – the flux

An Autobiography of a Cancer Cell

Chapter II. Being before the big bang – the flux

I have these persistent premonitions from my past life. Sometimes I could sense them very intensely. One emotion that was the most predominant, as far back as I could remember was this feeling of weakness. Others around were not like me, who grew with apparent robust health. However, I was given to understand that, there were others like me elsewhere, in far off places, beyond the reach of my comprehension. (more…)

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