Dancing for What?

One of the most fascinating dances to watch is that of bees waggle dance. This is not a dance for joy only; it is far more to invite other bees to join in a new hive location or nectar source. It is a way of communication. We dance for joy. We humans dance for fitness, expression of joy, fitness and reflecting a lifestyle. We dance to the music of a great idea. We may dance slowly, lovingly or we may dance as fast as a bee. Are these expressions of our moods?

In my previous post "Ideas Waggling Dance", dear CityVP Manjit made this challenging comment "We can try to model the world over and over but that is the same modeling that human beings have been doing for so long. I am seeking transformational effects. The dance within us is a good starting point. I discovered today that one group of scientists are moving away from brainstorming to bodystorming - using dancers as organic modeling to better understand the world ofmolecules.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/11/bodystorming-dance-grooves-show-how-molecules-move

The change in this dance is this movement we explore and through that we emerge. Society is the change in our hive, and our home changes from that waggle within us"

I responded to the comment as follows, in part "We build on new info and adapt our thinking accordingly@CityVP Manjit. This is a great comment because it is now possible to study how molecules dance in far better and visual ways than we could have done before. Technology is opening many new horizons to see things beyond our human capability". Do molecules dance? We human bodies are mostly water and a bunch of molecules such as lipids, proteins and polysaccharides. Do these chemicals dance in our bodies? Do these dances mean anything? It is the advancement of science and technology that enabled us recently to probe these questions in depth. Or, as Manjit asks, the change in this dance is this movement we explore and through that we emerge. Society is the change in our hive, and our home changes from that waggle within us.

The pollination of ideas extends further as I dance to its music. This is again reflected in the exchange of comments between a notable thinker and me: "If beBee is to define its mission I find this segment from this post that@Anees Zaidiwrote serves as a compass to show the directions "He let them swim in the ocean of obscurity, vagueness, curiosity and intellectual appetite. He encourages them to compete, discuss, debate, argue, agree and disagree. He always encourages bees to produce excellent grade of honey". Ideas need to collide. Ideas are like molecules they energize each other, twist each other, bend each other, rotate each other, and stretch each other and a lot more.

Research has revealed fascinating facts how molecules dance in our bodies to perform certain tasks. Just the following video and dance to its depth. It is an astonishing video as it shows we are dancing bodies. Amazingly also is how molecules look like zippers as they open and close. You don't have to be a scientist to appreciate music as much as I don't have to be a musician to enjoy music or poet to enjoy poetry.



For which idea or purpose our societies dance?Chas Wyatt asked in his comment on my previous post " If you wanted to know something would you waggle it, instead of googling it"? I hope this post is of help in finding an answer to your question, Chas


It is like a man trying to chase his shadow, or trying to locate an electron with certainty. I always expect a gem at least from your comments @CityVP Manjit This is my gem "- immediately with purpose we are trying to change the world - reality is, the world never stops changing". This is simplicity is stating a complex issue. keep commenting because we need your drops of honey.

+1 +1
CityVP 🐝 Manjit 18/5/2016 · #11

The dance happens whether we live or do not live, but to live well is to know our own limits of appreciation. Sometimes I write a post and in the free-flowing of thoughts I hit the send button, and the post is lost. That is life, for we can say many beautiful things that we wish we could capture. In England if someone told me to buzz off, it means go away. I may move towards something because it has buzz but then that is a following. Purpose in my mind is not best a following but a flow. This flow is an appreciation, and when we are appreciating this dance - if we end up wiser we appreciate, if we end up lost we depreciate. Much of the success we seek to inspire is but an accident that took upon a life of its own. We give too much credit for purpose and not enough for appreciation - immediately with purpose we are trying to change the world - reality is, the world never stops changing.

+2 +2

#8
A comment from you @Sara Jacobovici is always an enlightenment mixed with joy. The quotes are formidable. For me, nature is the biggest tutor. It has so many lessons to show us. Copying could be degrading. Adapting learned idea and injecting life into them is the challenge. I decided to change the theme of my next post to answer you by example what I mean. I dare say for now two things. first, There is nothing a human (huwoman- why only hu-man only???) has thought of and nature hasn't. Second, that you have provoked my mind so many times and made me feel like I was in a whirlwind. But, I warmly welcome this even though it can be mind-tiring.

+1 +1

#7
There are molecules who shape up like a dancing animal or bee. They are being used for the delivery of antibiotics. ou aren't off at all William @William King

+1 +1
Sara Jacobovici 18/5/2016 · #8

@Ali Anani, I have been in a whirlwind these last few weeks as a result of your work or more accurately of how your mind works. You have challenged, inspired, provoked, taught and inspired us to think and engage. The message I feel you are sending us is that through nature’s ability to simplify the complexity, we too can learn from her. I never experience you suggesting that we should copy nature’s way and be satisfied with that. The human species is too creative for that. I am interpreting what is the tip of your idea iceberg, but it is one which is meaningful to me. Our ability to create transcends merely copying nature’s ways. In that spirit I would like to offer the following 2 quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci.
“Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence as I said before with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.”
and
“A bird is an instrument working according to mathematical law, which instrument it is within the capacity of man to reproduce with all its movements, but not with a corresponding degree of strength, though it is deficient only in the power of maintaining equilibrium. We may therefore say that such an instrument constructed by man is lacking in nothing except the life of the bird, and this life must needs be supplied from that of man.”

+4 +4
William King 18/5/2016 · #7

Dr. @Ali Anani, thank you for the share. Towards the end of the video the narrator asked a question how can we block the protein from pumping out the anti- cancer drug. I know this has nothing to do with the topic of your post but I was immediately reminded of your post "The Hedgehog in My Honey". Could the anti cancer drug be inserted inside the Hedgehog molecule? The design of the Hedgehog molecule looks like it may be able to clog the protein pump preventing it from pumping out the cancer treatment drug.

+1 +1

#5 #5
Your further examples of dances are so great that they may form a book on their own. It is unfortunate that needed to use authorization prohibited me from showing dancing molecules that almost look like bees. I am sure if we stretch our minds we shall find many more examples. Your imagination and logic TOGETHER are fabulous @Anees Zaidi.

+1 +1
Anees Zaidi 18/5/2016 · #5

Many thanks @Ali Anani for further developing my rudimentary thoughts and making it a part of your this another great post. You have raised a very good, relevant and thought provoking question. If we close our eyes but keep our sensory motors in motion we see everything around us 'dancing'. Dancing for what? Is it to get pleasure? Is this to attain enlightenment? Is this to obey the command of their 'Lord' or His 'subjects'? Is this to express eternal love for the 'Lord' – 'Sufi dance'. What about the dance of plasma, red cells, white cells and platelets in our body to keep us alive. What about the dance of sun and moon and stars? On whose command they dance and dance and dance. "and the sun and the moon, all traveling in orbits." (Quran 21:33) I close my eyes, raise my head and I enjoy their dance. What a picturesque view!!

+3 +3