K C Cheng
kccheng at postoffice.idirect.com
Sun Apr 5 10:57:44 EST 1998
Ron Blue wrote:
> >Since electronic flow has been
> >proven to occur in the propagating action potentials, this jump from=
> >node to node further proves electronic propagation in nerve impulses.
> This is news to me. While there are ionic charges, electrons do not mo=
> from one orbital position of one atom to another atom, as an electron c=
> in a normal conducting piece of metal.
> Therefore there would be no electron flow. True an occasional cosmic
> ray or EMF might give an electron the energy to jump quantumly to anoth=
> These events would be rare.
> I understand why one might think electrons flow because of wave/particl=
> nature of
> the action potential, but this would not be true.
> Ron Blue
Further, to be more down to earth, let us experience the static of dry
winter. When we touch something, electricity flows out of our body,
discharging our bioelectricity in the form of a "huge" spark. Or, if
this is not evident enough, try using our own body as an electrical
conductor. By conneting oneself in
the middle of a live wire, one becomes an integral part of that =
conducting system. Electricity flows from one end of the body to the =
exit point into that live wire. Therefore, electrons do flow through
live organisms, and therefore undoubtedly also possible in the nerve
action potential flows.
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