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June 1987

The Wu Li Masters Dance With Fibronectin

Author Affiliations

Department of Dermatology The University of Texas Health Science Center 6431 Fannin, MSB Suite 1.204 Houston, TX 77030

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(6):821-822. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660300145029

A fascinating realm in science today concerns the exciting relationship between matter and energy, time and space. If theories of quantum mechanics are correct, everything in the universe is connected. Moreover, every particle knows the whereabouts of every other particle at any given moment. Thus, say the Wu Li Masters, we can explain how a photon of light knows whether it has gone through a slat and should therefore form a diffraction pattern on the wall. Wu Li Masters is a nickname given to physicists who study patterns of organic energy, known as quantum mechanics. They believe that quantum mechanics, if pursued, could change our basic concept of reality and one day allow travel in time as well as in space.1 A Wu Li Master would be delighted by the recent findings concerning fibronectin (from the Latin fibra, "fiber," and nectere, "to connect"), the molecule that connects all things.

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