Superluminal Biological Communications

Superluminal Biological Communications

By Michael Theroux

Many years ago, I wrote a book called “Biological Communications (see references below). The focus of the book centered on the work of L. George Lawrence in the 1960s, and his research on the potential superluminal communications of biological organisms. With a little help from my AI friends and ChatGPT, we can now sort out a bit of this research.

Biological communication refers to the process by which living organisms transmit information to one another through various means, such as chemical signals, sound, or visual signals. These forms of communication can be essential for survival and reproduction, as they allow organisms to coordinate their behaviors and exchange information about their environment.

One interesting area of study within the field of biological communication is the use of superluminal (or faster-than-light) transmission by some organisms. Superluminal transmission refers to the ability to transmit information at speeds that exceed the speed of light, which is considered the maximum speed at which information can travel according to the laws of physics.

There are several examples of superluminal transmission in the natural world, although the mechanisms by which these phenomena occur are not yet fully understood. One well-known example is the process of quorum sensing, which is used by some bacteria to communicate and coordinate their behaviors. Quorum sensing involves the release of chemical signals called autoinducers, which can be detected by other bacteria and trigger a response. Some studies have suggested that quorum sensing may occur at speeds that are faster than the speed of light, although these claims are controversial and have not been widely accepted.

Other examples of superluminal transmission in nature include the ability of some animals to communicate using ultrasound, which is sound waves at frequencies higher than the range of human hearing. Some bats, for example, use ultrasound to navigate and locate prey, and some whales and dolphins use it for communication and echolocation. The mechanisms by which these animals are able to produce and detect ultrasound are not fully understood, and it is possible that they may involve some form of superluminal transmission.

There is also some evidence that plants may be able to communicate using methods that involve superluminal transmission. For example, some studies have suggested that plants may be able to sense the presence of other plants and respond to their needs through the release of chemical signals. The mechanisms by which these signals are transmitted and detected are not well understood, and further research is needed to confirm the existence and nature of these phenomena.

In conclusion, superluminal transmission is a fascinating and poorly understood aspect of biological communication that has the potential to shed light on the ways in which living organisms interact and communicate with one another. Further research is needed to better understand the mechanisms by which superluminal transmission occurs and the ways in which it is used by different organisms.


Biological Communications – Selected Articles, Experiments, and Patent Designs.


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