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Bio Hacking eye color.

Discussion in 'The EMF Rx' started by Jack Kruse, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Think of plants: They are green. Curiously, light-loving GREEN plants reject the sun's GREEN light, reflecting it back at you, which is why they look GREEN. Why?

    Why do people far away from the equator have blue eyes? They are reflecting blue light from their retina to protect DHA levels.

    Why do people who live on the equator have dark eyes? Deep brown or black is the color that best reflects all parts of the strong sunlight. When it is always strong you do not need a ton of light to signal.

    There is always a reason for what life emits.
     
  2. omg...epic fact
     
  3. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    So for eyes that are gradually turning from brown to green, despite no change in latitude, those eyes are getting better at using certain wavelengths? There is less need now to protect those eyes from some of the frequencies?
     
  4. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    yes............now the real deep question is why does mitochondria emit IR light specifically? The answer is found in Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer.
     
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  5. Josh

    Josh Gold

    Is it the basic power up the brain through the olfactory nerve using IR light story or something more esoteric....
     
  6. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    More intrigue: What is the methodological reason why plants do not take advantage of the green light, since sunlight emits the highest light intensity in the green spectrum. This question should bother you............a lot. When you figure it out you will understand why chlorophyll and sulfated D3 are brothers from another mother.
     
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  7. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Most people know plants are green because their cells contain chloroplasts which have the pigment chlorophyll which absorbs deep-blue and red light, so that the rest of the sunlight spectrum is being reflected, causing the plant to look green..........but when you understand that sunlight highest intensity is green it should make you think back to the MS blog.
     
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  8. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    I will say other parts the photosynthetic mechanism still allows green plants to use the green light spectrum through a light-trapping leaf structure and using carotenoids which is a Vitamin A like substance. (crumb alert)
     
  9. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Evolution is not an engineering process, and so it is often subject to various limitations that an engineer or other designer is not. Black absorbs all forms of sunlight best........yet we don't have black plants. WHY don't we? Even if black leaves were better, evolution's limitations can prevent species from climbing to the absolute highest peak on the fitness landscape because everything must be coupled by the bio-energenics of the interaction of water and light. Black pigment is too strong for water's chemistry.
     
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  10. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Several species of archaea, the oldest kingdom on earth, do use another light-absorbing molecule, retinal (Vitamin A analogue), to extract power from the green spectrum. Some scientists believe that such green-light-absorbing archae once dominated the early earth environment. This might have left open a "niche" for green organisms that would absorb the other wavelengths of sunlight. Or might it be possible that the sun's emission spectrum was different early on?
     
  11. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    One should remember since plants are green, this is because they do not much absorb this color and they reflect it, Now consider eukaryotic average eye sensitivity. The question maybe thought of then: why are the eukaryotic vision pigments – rhodopsins – created to absorb best in the green-yellow part of the sun's spectrum? If one imagines plants as a black bodies maybe the answer appears? Consider heat problems for plants in some conditions and the fact that photosynthesis relies on water as much as it does light; Did not plants and animals co evolve? What might color and light have to do with this quantum dance? Might the same reason be still used in the gut microbiome and in our enterocytes? Going back to co evolution, if most animals did not use rhodopsins they would then perceive a lower and less discriminating luminous environment in which to navigate no? Evolution enabled plants and animals to codevelop. Why? What couples them? Photosynthesis.
     
  12. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Now consider that I said recently that chlorophyll and sulfated D3 are analogues. Chlorophyll has unique photophysical properties - a first excited singlet state (S1) at the energy embodied by red light, and a second excited singlet state (S2) at the energy embodied by blue light. Here is why red and blue light are at opposite ends of most of life's circadian equations. It is extremely rare for bio-organic molecules to have high rates for useful photochemical processes (at the reaction center Chl pair) and low rates of loss by internal conversion (to heat IR) or intersystem crossing to the first excited triplet state. The direct absorption is first-order forbidden by quantum symmetry rules, there is a danger of creating damaging singlet oxygen from ground-state triplet O2. Here again you see how oxygen transport is a dangerous game even in plants. Tensegrity 7 alert.
     
  13. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Many forget that there a lot of chlorophylls (Chl). There are chlorophyll a, b, c1, c2. When we are speaking about chlorophyll-a, its specroscopically purified solution in diethyl ether has a blue color in the concentration range of 10-2 and 10-4 M. The similar solution of chlorophyll-b is more greenish. Consequently, the color of the leaf is a result of the combined absorption of all pigments (chlorophylls and carotenoids). In addition, one has to consider the native organization of the pigments into chlorophyll protein complexes and their incorporation into the thylakoid membranes. All these arrangements mean molecular interactions modifying the electron systems of the pigment molecules. Thus, what we see is a result of a a complex structure. The same is true in your skin and blood plasma. It is using many solar pigments to extract energy. In plants, note that absorption spectra are broadened by local environmental interactions of the Chl's to cover a good fraction of the solar spectrum, and also there are auxiliary pigments (carotenoids) to cover even more of the spectrum. Taken together they absorb 85% of the solar spectrum to make energy. Skin has a similar plan.
     
  14. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    So, getting good photochemistry means taking the best molecules (Chl a and b) that evolved in plants and making compliments in animals to this plan. I haven't seen any articles about better Chls being innovated in nature. I have seen article describing better organization of the stacking systems of Chl's, one using red and blue and the other using green....but, again, too much light absorption is a more common problem in plants, bacteria, and archea than too little, in most environments. What is the most common protein on earth? Rubisco is. What is that?
    Rubisco = Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase. It is an enzyme involved in the first major step of carbon fixation, a process by which atmospheric carbon dioxide is converted by plants to energy-rich molecules such as glucose. In chemical terms, it catalyzes the carboxylation of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate (also known as RuBP). It is the most abundant protein on Earth and it is the mack daddy of the carbon system. RuBisCO is the most abundant protein in leaves, accounting for 50% of soluble leaf protein in C3 plants (20–30% of total leaf nitrogen) and 30% of soluble leaf protein in C4 plants (5–9% of total leaf nitrogen).

    Using Rubisco more efficiently in C4 plants vs. C3's is a partial solution for plants who grow in high light warm regions to protect water supplies in these plants. Might we use this idea to fix our gut microbiome?
     
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  15. I had an astronomy teacher who told us to look at the horizon right at sunset to see the green spectra displayed in all its glory, for those who paid close enough attention. I've long been fascinated with that brief moment of green color cast in this place, which is famous for its deep pink, orange, and red sunsets.

    Very interesting topic!
     
  16. av8r

    av8r New Member

    So they can find each other on a foggy Christmas eve :)
    "The role of near-infrared vision in the social behavior (cell sorting, tissue formation) of cells."
    http://www.basic.northwestern.edu/g-buehler/hyperscattering.htm

     
  17. Jack Kruse

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  18. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    The elusive green flash. its a hobby to see one when you live on an island or are sailing. its a good luck sign... and another signal of fair weather...
     
  19. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    I'm going to have to think on this topic for a while Jack. You've bent my brain early this morning..... now off to go grab some DHA loaded breakfast and some sun before getting down to work today...
     
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  20. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    I am getting ready to do a skype with Ameer.........so I am warming up my jets.
     
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