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Dr Bruce Lipton: Quack or fiction?

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Dr Bruce Lipton is a radical scientist.

His research into cell biology leads him to conclude that genes do not determine our lives.

Lipton also believes Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is wrong.

Darwin describes life as an ongoing struggle he termed  ‘survival of the fittest.’  Lipton disagrees. Instead, co-operation is the key to survival —  an ‘altruism of the fittest’ that ensures success.

He points to how bacteria and cells in the human body work in unison as one example of altruistic behaviour.

Disagreeing with Darwin, however, has not endeared him to the wider scientific community.

Possibly because Lipton also asserts that immortality is a given via a quirky protein cell synthesis.

I don’t really understand what he is talking about, but discarding my current body for a brand new one sounds pretty cool to me.

Dr Lipton’s ideas may have been rejected by many of his peers but they have been embraced by the spiritual community, particularly his views on happiness.

He believes that a lifetime of happiness is possible by reprogramming and overriding defective, unwanted, and damaging genes.

He also thinks we can connect to a higher consciousness by attuning ourselves like a radio antenna.

You can decide for yourself whether he is a quack or onto something groundbreaking by reading his book, The Biology of Belief. You can also visit his website at

Author: Sue Bell
Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.

2 thoughts on “Dr Bruce Lipton: Quack or fiction?

  1. I think for someone who have never seen a giraffe and don’t even know that they exist because of lack of personal experience confirming the existence of giraffes, to try and have an informed conversation about whether or not they exist with someone who have seen and worked with giraffes is totally absurd. I consider this conversation in the same category.

    You stick to Newton if you like but bear in mind that you will never understand anything except the force based reality it describes so well. Please consider for a moment that there is the wonderful world of Einstein and Bohr waiting for you to discover and reveal the true nature of things if you are interested to look.

  2. You said it all: you don’t know about any of this. Stick with that. Let new ideas flow lest you fall behind here in the 21st century. Quantum science is now more than just theory, thank God.

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