Born in Poltava, Ukraine on September 26 1874, and continuing on until July 27 1954, Alexander G Gurwitsch invented an entire field of science he coined microbiology. His research on the embryo was cutting-edge, many years beyond his colleagues, a precursor to the later stem cell research. Much like any other genius, he excelled in his right brain with music and painting as his priorities. Playing piano pieces written by Beethoven was his avenue of relaxation every day of his life, a very intellectually stimulating hobby. Pursuing a life in science was on his own effort, none of his peers had any interest.
Upon graduation from the classical gymnasium, his professional goal was to be an artist. Failure to pass the entrance exam at the Art Academy in Munich, he suddenly had the impulse to enter the medical faculty. His artistic talents, just like in Albert Einstein's work, played a critical role in his scientific breakthroughs. He looked on the beauty of histologic structure, of mitotic figures and of embryonic preparations that ignited his life-long passion. In medical training, he studied with the best histologists, Kupfter and Herbert Niel. An unusual interest in those days, he set his passion on the embryo. In his 1895 paper, he was the first to describe lithium-induced exogastrulation in the frog
One of his closest friends, physicist Leonid Mandelstamm, explained to Gurwitsch Einstein's newly published theory of relativity (a 1904 publication) and other developments in physics, which contributed to the formation of his biological field theory. It seems that around 1904, there was a boom in the scientific area, with Planck, Einstein, Freud, Bernays, Mercedes, Ford, Gurwitsch and all. The previous boom was wih Tesla, but he was alone with only the JP Morgan to at first support and later ruin him.
Gurwitsch had a shift in understanding around 1904 when he was drafted into the military as a surgeon.
"Suppose we have detailed knowledge of a biologic process, such as spermiogenesis. This, however, is very far from giving us the full satisfaction of 'understanding' the process. But, what does it mean 'to attain understanding?"
Gurwitsch prepared a text, Atlas and Outline of Embryology of Vertebrates and of Man (1907) for his course at the St. Petersburg Women's University. He published many more papers between 1910 and 1914 while he was Professor of Histology at the St. Petersburg Women's College (in those times women in Russia could not attend the other universities of the empire).
Though among colleagues, his unusual views kept him isolated. That didn't stop him, it just gave him more time for his work. He didn't spend his time conducting experiments, which was the norm. Instead, his time was spent mapping out the embryo, an original thinker.
Studies included the distribution of mitotic division in geometrically precise objects such as the sea-urchin gastrula, chick optic cup, and onion root. Gurwitsch found that number of cell divisions in the opposing hemispheres were drastically different. They actually appeared as random events. The landmark findings, which were published, is the earliest example of deterministic chaos.
1923 was the year, UV mitogenic rays that stimulated cell division in onion roots were finally revealed and published. This is where the research of his work becomes more scarce. The record-keeping of this had some blockages, as does all research that can revolutionize the medical industry. The discovery gained world-wide recognition in the 1920s and 1930s and many anti-scientific views, denying the new findings were true, started to fester. In 2014, nearly a century later, there are still grumblings, lies and cover-ups about this research — the insanity! Since when did science become a heresy? Since when did an unfounded belief system about what is and what isn't heresy enter the scientific arena? Are we living in the Dark Ages? Do we still execute inventors and discoverers? When will the human race grow up?
The existence of biophophotons were confirmed many times by physical methods by Popp and Beloussov, but the undeniable scientific testing and proving still didn't shine a light on the dusty, out-dated textbooks in US schools and colleges. Even when the textbooks are updated, the research still isn't accepted as biology — why? Is religion the only place for such research to flourish? Perhaps biology classes are better off held in churches where these biophotons have always been known?
Theoretical work on developmental fields put aside, Gurwitsch prioritized the rest of his incredibly productive and energetic life for mitogenic rays research and how medicine can use them to heal.
In 1922, Gurwitsch began studying the field of biophotons that surrounded seeds as the grow into plants. He used a flower of composites and the fruiting body of a fungus. In both cases, they manifested a gradually increasing exactness of their overall shape (biophoton field), despite considerable fluctuation in shape and rate of growth of its constitute parts (physical body). Gurwitsch found that the overall governing force of the plant determines how the physical plant grows.
In other words, living things were formed out of light, and as a result of that light, darkness had to follow (Yin and Yang), so the physical body grew into the light-form. It isn't rocket science, and it doesn't even take a scientist to realize it. However, it's nice to be fully convinced rather than it being only a very convincing theory. I have a very good idea as to why this research is persecuted too. Darkness follows light, that isn't rocket science either. Darkness always runs after the light. So, when the light is revealed, darkness will follow. Let's try and refrain from letting the darkness run out of control, shall we?