Sending His Cancer A Signal

“John Kanzius, sorely weakened by leukemia treatments, drew on his lifetime of working with radio waves to devise a machine that targets cancer cells. The miracle: It works.

Kanzius did not have a medical background, not even a bachelor’s degree, but he knew radios. He had built and fixed them since he was a child, collecting transmitters, transceivers, antennas and amplifiers, earning an amateur radio operator license. Kanzius knew how to send radio wave signals around the world. If he could transmit them into cancer cells, he wondered, could he then direct the radio waves to destroy tumors, while leaving healthy cells intact?”

via LA Times

4 Comments

  1. A non-professional using science can achieve wonders. In all of human history, no one (pro or other) has ever successfully treated a disease through magic. Not once, ever, at any time, period. Why does magic persist?

  2. If you study the history of alchemy and magic, you will find them intricately part of the foundation of modern medicine and science. We wouldn’t have what we now call science without the philosophy, religion and magic that preceded it.

    Why does magic persist in this day and age? There are various reasons. I know of a few Atheist Pagans who don’t believe in a deity ‘running’ everything. But they recognize that there are various forces in the universe. They name it, and do a ritual to focus on a specific energy in order to draw the manifestation of that energy into their lives.

    The man’s wife in this article is religious and is praying to God. Perhaps if this man and his wife didn’t have a belief in miracles or ‘magic’ as a foundation, he wouldn’t have had enough hope to attempt to find a solution?

  3. I don’t comment on blogs very often, only when I find one nice as yours, nice.

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