First Publication For Seattle Theorist

A 72-year-old retired aerospace engineer with a new theory of life will finally get a hearing in a peer-reviewed journal. Dwight H. Bulkley, director of the Seattle Institute for the Life Sciences, is publishing his paper, “Electromagnetic Theory of Life,” in next month’s issue of Medical-Hypotheses. Bulkley, who describes the Seattle Institute as a “think-tank” of about two dozen people who meet at their homes for informal discussions about biology, believes that the conventional model of life as a chemical phenomenon contains at least 250 contradictions, which he hopes to resolve with a new paradigm: “life-as-physics.” His past efforts to offer his views to the scientific community include presentations at meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an-open letter to broadcaster Bill Moyers in which he declared “that life is not a function of a series of chemical reactions (with...

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