By means of an extremely strong residual light amplifier, Professor Popp was able to prove that all organic tissues – blossoms, stems, fruits, eggs, etc. – emit a weak light. Professor Popp presumed that this light, of which the intensity continuously decreases, serves the communication between the cells. This conclusion was based on the fact that the light radiation decreases in living cells much slower than in dead cells.
Normal light is subject to strong phase fluctuations, as determined by its spatial and temporal propagation. By contrast, light waves that have a consistent phase relationship are described as “coherent light” in science. (a laser beam is, e.g. coherent) Coherent light has a high degree of order and is therefore in itself in a position to generate order, resp. to transmit information.* Coherent biophotons would be potentially capable to regulate metabolism and control life processes.
Process control with the speed of light
However, if biophoton radiation is coherent, it is safe to assume that the organism also makes use of this feature and that the molecules in the cells are in communication with each other. According to Professor Popp’s biophoton theory, the entire organism is embedded in a biophoton field that controls all life processes. This field is a field of stationary waves that is in a position to transmit signals through a broad spectrum of frequencies to each part of the body at the speed of light. In places where this is necessary these signals activate or impede biochemical processes. The contributing material structures serve as antennas for sending or receiving of signals. If the coherence gets lost, the organism suffers and gets ill.
Light metabolism: prerequisite for the phenomenon of life?
The scientific research group around Popp arrived at the conclusion that the center of the biophoton field has to be the chromatin of genetic substance in the cell nucleus. The spiral-shaped DNA molecule is an ideal form of light storage and transmitting. It can absorb light through rhythmic contractions and also release it again. However, light communication is not only determined by the DNA but also by an entire hierarchy of other light-active molecules as well. The interaction of this network is the “light metabolism”.**
If Professor Popp’s conclusions are correct, this would not only mean some far-reaching consequences for biophoton research. This would mean it is high time to thoroughly rethink our understanding of nature and life.
* Ulrich Warnke: Diesseits und Jenseits der Raum-Zeit-Netze. Saarbrücken 2001.
** Marco Bischof: Biophotonen: Das Licht in unseren Zellen. Frankfurt 1995