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Title: Spontaneous aggregation of non-living and living matter in aqueous environments subjected to a static electromagnetic field: potential link to the next step of abiogenesis
Authors: Bidal, Ryan D.
Keywords: water;crystals;static magnetic field;electromagnetism;energy;cell;aggregate;chemical bonds;abiogenesis
Issue Date: 18-Dec-2018
Abstract: Exposing spring water isolated in darkness to a very powerful static magnetic field for 5 days without any disruption produced a greater amount of an aggregated crystalline precipitate than water alone. These aggregated crystals seemed to have formed a network at the water’s surface. This effect was not observed when using distilled water. Decreasing the volume of spring water diminished the amount of crystals produced. Placing a solution of spring water inside on an operating hot plate also produced a large amount of crystals, but these crystals resembled a powdered substance rather than a connected network. A similar effect involving the static magnetic field was also observed following a comparable paradigm using cells. A greater number of cells developed in plates of cell media exposed to the same powerful static magnetic field in the dark for 24 hours prior to the injection of cells when compared to plates of cell media not exposed to a magnet. These results, taken together along with quantitative calculations exploring the structure of the cell, suggest that electromagnetism in aqueous solutions may have played a larger role in the emergence of the organic from the inorganic, and this may have occurred by altering the structure of liquid water which subsequently influenced the organizing and structuring of the dissolved molecules within it.
URI: https://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/handle/10219/3217
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