With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.
In this full-length audio course, Dr. Lipton shares his lucid and startling insights about the building blocks of life, and how each one of our cells has far greater innate intelligence than we once believed.
©2006 Bruce H. Lipton; (P)2006 Sounds True
This is tough for me to listen to. It does have some good content but I don't find it keeps my attention very well. Not time well-spent for me.
No, I don't think so.
Not for me...very rambling.
This is not a real science book at all.
I've listened to the first hour and so far he has:
*equated Newtonian physics with materialism (I'm sure Newton would have been surprised);
*referred multiple times to the theory that genes determine development as a "belief system", and
*set up a straw man by conflating this with the view that one's whole life is determined at conception,
*cited the fact that stem cells develop differently depending on the conditions around them as evidence against it,
*claimed without justification that a prediction of this theory is that organisms with more complex (to human eyes) phenotypes should have physically larger genomes, which of course is not what is observed because it isn't true;
*suggested that the human genome (a word he pronounces incorrectly) project was done solely for the profits of venture capitalists, which I can only assume is an attempt to smear by association the whole of genetics and materialism, perhaps so that later he can say "but my brilliant revolutionary theories are ignored by the orthodoxy because they are in the pockets of...";
and he hasn't even started to outline his main thesis yet!
I don't intend to listen to the other 7 hours.
Here's what the publisher's say: In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton.
Nothing could be further from the truth. I'm an English teacher; I've got freshman writers who can clearly articulate an argument. Bruce cannot. I expected actual science, not rambling self-absorbed anecdotes without a point.
I had to stop listening after 2 hours. Jumping between facts, misrepresenting main stream medicine and coming up with conclusions out of no where, made this flight of though book just too much for me.
The audio sample sounded good, and I thought the book would have current research in microbiology. Instead, it contains unfounded and improbable speculations, such as how cells can get "negative vibes" from interference patterns that cancel each other out and how the brain is a fractal (while disavowing any New Age influence). There are a couple of useful analogies and insights in the book, but mostly the author talks about how wrong Newton and Darwin were, and tries to revive the theories of Lamarck. I was waiting for an explanation of how a cell's environment could modify that cell's DNA, but that answer slipped away in a barrage of hand-waving about gene regulation. The author told a personal story about how everyone left the room while he was giving a lecture. Had I been there, I would have led the pack.
As a PhD in chemical physics and and active worker now in biology (vaccine research), I can only conclude that some editor forgot that a responsibility is to check facts. This book is looney!
This book has dome very insightful information about ourselves our body and our anatomy. I particularly enjoyed the part about are early development and how it influences the rest of our adult life.
"Bruce Lipton:- The Wisdom of Selling Out"
This book contains much that is interesting and true. However, the bits that are true are not interesting, and the bits that are interesting are not true. In fact, I want my money back!
We desperately need a re-enchanted holistic science to come from prominent scientists and the comparison to Carl Sagan or Stephen Hawking, led me to expect some genuine new insights into cell biology.
What you get however, is highly inaccurate high school biology, pop-psychology and physics, spiced with New Age talk about "Energies" and "Signals". Wherever it is possible to mis-represent, Lipton does it in spades.
For instance, a central thesis (and allegedly the reason Lipton gave up science) is that he could no longer preach the orthodoxy that "our genes control us", insisting instead that "the environment controls us".
This is nonsense! Neither genes, nor environment alone "control" us. Biology has always been about the complex INTERACTION of genes with environment! The phenotype is what results. Geneticists also routinely estimate the heritable genetic contribution to any given trait.
Lipton cites the work of John Cairns as proof that mutations are "guided", thus "proving" that Lamarck was right and Darwin wrong. This is nonsense on stilts! Cairns work shows Darwinian selection in action! Cairns demonstrates not that mutations are guided (Lamarck), but that mutation rates increase (throughout the genome), in times of stress.
Lipton's psychological theories, such as the passive "downloading" of parental beliefs are a mess of half baked pop-psychology. His physics too is dubious, morphing light absorbance and emission seamlessly into cellular perception of "mental energies".
So, what is his point? That belief is so powerful, it controls reality. Unfortunately, he also believes that we are undergoing the "6th mass extinction of the planet". Feel free to sue in advance for damages!
At £30 for 8hrs, this is money for old rope. Just don't buy it!
DEFINITELY A MUST READ BOOK!!! Explain many important things very clearly. Lots of background information. You may disagree with a couple of things but it will make you THINK AND UNDERSTAND MANY THINGS. WELL DONE DR. BRUCE LIPTON!!!!
I got this book thinking it would be a interesting tale of how our DNA has evolved over the millennia. What I found was a load of religious nonsense. Leaving me wondering why this book was in the non-fiction section in the first place?
Do not buy this book if you like science or evidence based facts.
"A great one for Conscious Seekers"
I love Bruce Lipton's thought provoking work & enjoyed listening to this in bite sized chunks. he has a way of making science accessible.
Amazing definitely a book everyone should read if they are interested in science. A must have.
Some ideas are quite interesting, but too many ungrounded statements presented as facts. Would be still interesting if presented as a hypothesis rather than matter of factly... oversimplified science in many cases not accurate... it's worth a listen but don't take it too seriously... one big benefit is that this book actually pointed me to reasearch in Epigenetics which is not exactly what the author is suggesting but still an amazing branch of science.
"Great book, lots of info,"
Pretty high, good explanations on why you can heal yourself, pity he didn't include how though! Well he did, just not in great detail.
Bruce, for fighting against his superiors to discover new findings
Don't know, wouldn't have read the book so probably wouldn't have learned anything
Never did that but it is one I continued to listen to after my commute home
Write a book on how, please
I highly recommend this to anyone. I'd heard many good things about Dr Bruce Lipton..now I know why.
"Quite complex but very interesting and refreshing"
Really uplifting and interesting, quite heavy going at times though with all the info to take in but otherwise really great
"Intrigue. Brave. Different"
Love it. It explain through science theories that I was familiar with and I like to belive they are the truth.
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